Alumni Bulletin, University of Richmond, Volume 12, Summer 1948

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Declaration of Independence! He' s on his own . Ifs a wonderful feeling. He can go places now. And he'll keep on going places all his life-as long as he keeps his sense of independence . That's America's richest resourcenot forest, field or mine, but the spirit of her people . Ambi,tion, energy, selfreliance are the reasons why individuals -and industries-grow great from small beginnings . Take the electric industry - this compan y, for example : A few practical dreamers strung the first lines. People 9f faith and vision risked their savings.

Other folks combined skill and hard work to produce better and b~tter service - at lower and lower cost creating more and more jobs - and carrying the benefits of electric living to more and more people . That's the American way of progress. Free enterprise, vision and hard work. The y are what built America and the highest standard of living in the world. No nation has ever found a satisfactory substitute for that combination. No nation ever will. • Listen to the Summer f/ecfr/c Hour - FRANKIE CARLE AND HIS ORCHESTRA, every Sunday, 5:30 P.M., EDT, CBS.



• a,nnt ~LONZO ~LUMNUS:~LLAMERICANFALLGUY This is the season when viewers-with-alarm point to the evils of subsidized football in the colleges and universities of our fair land. Whether one goes as far as William L. Maner, Jr. (see page 12) in his condemnation of certain practices or holds to more temperate beliefs there can be no question of the fact that all is not pure and sweet in the realm of college football. The purpose of this piece is not to measure the depth of the mire into which college football has sunk but to enter a plea of "not guilty" to the charge that The Alumni are responsible for whatever outrages have been done to the fair name of sportsmanship, fair play, and amateurism. Chancellor Boatwright hit the nail on the head when he told the Richmond Quarterback Club that the responsibility for maintaining ethical standards in college athletics rests squarely upon the shoulders of the president of the institution. To a lesser degree it rests upon the shoulders of the athletic director. For the president or the athletic director of any institution to seek to evade responsibility by placing the blame upon that long-suffering whipping-boy, ,Alonzo Alumnus, is ridiculous.

In the first place, the alumni of a college or university are the finished products of that institution. They have been fashioned by the best teaching and the best thought of that inst itution. They are teachers, preachers, doctors, lawyers, businessmen. They are above the community level in intelligence and in ethical standards. An institution wh ich damns its alumni, damns itself by inference since the alumni are the sons of that institution. College football will be as clean as college presidents and college athletic directors want it to be. The tendency to cheat-and that's the only word to apply to unethical practices-stems from the attempt to gain an advantage over an adver sary. Each coach, of course, says he doesn 't want to deal any cards off the bottom of the deck but is forced to do so in order to keep up with those dirty*(&)****! at Piankitank Normal. As a result , the standard of conduct is set by the least ethical member of the profession! There are physicians who are willing to cheat. The medical profession knows what to do with them. There are lawyers who are willing to cheat. The bar knows what to do with them. Why can't the coaches, under the watchful eyes of their college presidents and athletic directors, police their own profes sion? They can. But if th ey don't, if the "help" given athletes rises to fantastic heights, don't damn Alonzo Alumnus. Blame the weather, blame the Communist menace, blame the New Deal or the new look, but, in heaven's name, stop blaming the long-suffering alumnu s who is a decent guy who pays his bills, deals his cards off the top of the deck , and schools his children in the Ten Commandments. If there is anything dirty about football at his institution he doesn't sanction it. [ 1)

in THE ALUMNI BULLETIN Publi shed quarterly at the U niversity of Richm ond by the General Society of Alumn i. Application for entr y as second-class matter at th e Post Office, University of Richmond, Vir ginia, is pending. Subscription price: $ 1.00 per year. VOL.






'30 Editor '22, Westhempton Editor , '30 ... Bu siness Man ager






THE GENERAL SOCIETY OF ALUMNI OFFICERS Alfred J. Dickin son, Jr., '3 7 ...... Presiden t William L. Prince, '98 .. . 1st Vice -President Robt. A. Brock, Jr. , '10 , 2nd Vice-President Virgi l H. Goode, '27 .... 3rd Vice -President E. D oug las Gunter, '30 ... Secretary Joseph E. Nettles, '30 .. Executive Secretary EXECUTIVE


J . Stuart Graham, Jr., '38 Malcolm U. Pi tt, Jr. , '42 and the above officers. THE ALUMNI COUNCIL OFFICERS W. Richard Broad dus, Jr., '2 1 ... . President D . N. D avidso n, '09 .. . . 1st Vice-President Watkins Fugate, '3 2 ... 2nd Vice-Uresident Joseps E. Nettles, '30 .......... Secretary Robert M. Stone, '30 . . . Treasurer EXECUTIVE


W . B. F. Cole, ' 12 Edward J . Fox, ' 17 B. Clifford Good e, ' 19 Robert T. Mar sh, '22 and the above officers. WESTHAMPTON COLLEGE ALUMNAE ASSOCIATION H arriet Sharon Willin gham (Mr s. Edward), '26 . . . President D orothy Abbott H ood (M rs. Matthew L.), '30 .. . Vice-President Leslie Sessoms Booker (Mr s. R. E.), '22 ... . Executive Secretary Mail all contribut ions and news items to Mr s. R. E. Booker, Executive Secretary, Westhampt on College Alumna e Associatio n, P. 0. University of Richm ond, Va. Ethel Smither, ' 15 } Ethney Selden Headlee (Mr s. T . J.) , '23 Margaret Leake, '3 1 M embe rs-at-Larf!.e Emily Park er Kendig (M rs. E. L.), '38 May Thay er, '42 Florence Boston D ecker1 (Mr s. Henry),'17 Dr. Emily Gardner, ' 18 Board of Trustees Elizabeth Tompkins , ' 19J

SusanMadeline Lough A Life of Service, a Heart Full of Understanding By JAYNE MAIRE MASSIE, '42


HEN the news came to me that Dr. Lough was retiring after thirty-three years at Westhampton, and that next fall when college reopens, she'll be merrily on her way to visit her beloved England, it at first seemed unbelievable. Westhampton couldn't go on without her! Then I started thinking of all those years Westhampton has had her and of what she has done for the college, and I realized that she has earned the right to retire-to travel, to visit friends, to do all the things she has had to postpone during her busy years at Westhampton. Meanwhile I pondered what Miss Lough, a great teacher, has meant to me. Emerging from the cocoon of high school we are suddenly thrust out into the great wide world of college. It is a terrifying experience. New thoughts , new ideas , new horizons are spread before us. We meet many new people . We are told to remember many important things. But when we finally leave college, we begin to forget-and in a few years we find we can no longer decline "videre" and we can not state exactly when Shakespeare lived. As these things fade, our remembrance of college personalities and the intangible art of living they taught us, increases. We begin to recall more vividly how we received understanding and love and trust when we needed them most and we also remember the person who gave those things to us. There are two ways to discuss a professor's value. We can list her degrees and the books she has written, or we can look among the students she has taught and see if they have learned well the lessons of Life. And so it is with Dr. Lough . Her greatest contribution has been in the molding of the character of three decades of young women at Westhampton College. She has been a living example of the philosophy always to go beyond the last mile in service and loyalty to others. She has represented to them all that is fine and good and true of the Westhampton Spirit. I shall always think of her as a teacher, a friend and a counsellor and my regret is that my daughter will not be able to sit at her feet and partake of the wisdom of a noble life. So many of my memories of Westhampton are somehow tied up with Miss Lough that it is difficult to separate the college from the professor. I still remember, with a shudder, exam time in Modern European History and Gottschalk's French Revolut ion. I [ 2

wonder if Miss Lough enjoyed my exam paper. I had a wonderful time writing it for I had spent days studying Gottschalk and how I quoted from him! I also remember the International Relations Club meetings over at her home in the fall of the year. The logs in the fireplace always crackled more merrily there and the cheese on the Boston Brown Bread sandwiches was more delicious than any place else. ( I've never been able to duplicate them.) We would discuss the momentous happenings of the world about us. inIt was all so terrifying-Germany vading Russia- Japan attacking the United States-and yet, before that fireplace , the world seemed, for just a few minutes , safe and secure, because Miss Lough was always ready to help us take a dispassionate view of the whole situation. I remember those week ends on Y.W .C.A. retreats at Swift Creek, and Miss Lough in pigtails bending over the fire cooking potatoes for dinner. Those costumes-what a getup, but what fun! Then there was the time we nearly landed in the ditch during a terrible rainstorm. Nothing fazed her, and with only the barest pause for breath , she kept up the rapid conversation. For all these sides of her I loved her-but when the day came that my own private world was. suddenly torn apart and lay shattered at my feet , she stood firm and helped me while I bit back the tears of relief and gratitude. How can you ever repay a person for that? I was just one. For the homesick she gave words of friendship. For the ones in difficulties she gave encouragement. For all successes, great and small, she gave a smile and a "w ell done." She opened the portals of learning. She taught thoughtfulness, graciousness and hope-when hope was dim. Her calm attitude; her belief in the final outcome of the war gave all of us courage. To the end of my life I will see her standing in front of a map of Europe and Asia and saying "Russia will never be defeated by Hitler." And we wondered how she knew when practically all the world despaired . For the downtrodden and unfortunate, she gave of herself untiringly and taught us the love of service to others. How well I remember the Christmas trips to Kilbourne Farm , and the Y.W.C.A. meetings at the Phyllis Wheatley Branch of the Y.W.C.A., and the Palm Sunday Service at Virginia Union University. Throughout her life she has been active in the (Continued @npage 7)


A TributeTo VirginiaBaptists A Century and a Quarter of Christian Cooperation By R. E. GAINES*


HE Virginia Baptist General Association is celebratin g this year the one hundred and twenty-fifth anniversary of its founding. As we look back over the history of the Association during the century and a quarter we find abundant reason for feeling pride in the notable achievements in the past and for facing the future with confidence . The Association was indeed a small affair when it was organized, there being only fifteen delegates present when this important step was taken . Perhaps none of those courageous leaders realized at all fully that they were creating an organization which would bring together for cooperative effort the Baptists scattered over Virginia , welding them into an efficient working team, widening their outlook and greatly extending their service to the entire world. At the close of the first half century, in 1873, there were 611 churches in the Association, very few of which had as many as three hundred members. At present there are more than twelve hundred churches and the membership has gone beyond three hundred thousand . But in that first half century foundations were laid which have had a far-reaching influence on the life of the denomination and its contribution to the progress of Christianity . The Religious Herald was established very soon after the Association began. While it has never been owned or controlled by the Association, it has been in the truest sense the voice of Virginia Baptists and has exercised large influence in molding and directing the ideals and policies of the denomination. In 1832 Richmond College, now the University of Richmond, began a career of growth and service which has not been surpassed by any other Christian college in the country . Another important step was taken in 1846 when there was established the State Mission Board, now called the Board of Missions and Education , which has played such an important role in organizing and directing the missionary and educational work of the denomination. A very interesting fact in connection with this Board is that Mr. Henry K. Ellyson held the office of Secretary for forty -four years and was succeeded by his son, Mr. William Ellyson, who served for the next twenty-nine years . Thus, the two Ellysons , father and son, discharged the duties of this important office for nearly three-quarters of a century . This story is made all the more unique by the fact that neither of these men would ever accept a cent of salary . The Virginia Baptist General Association , throughout its entire history , has given a prominent place in its discussions and in all of its planning to the promotion of Christian Education . In the annual meetings there is always much time *Dr . Gain es, professor emeritus of mathematic s, has long been prominent in the councils of Virginia and Southern Baptists. He is a past pre sident of the Virgini a Baptist General Association .

given to a consideration of our educational instituti ons and a recognition of their fundamental importance in promotin g an intelligent , vital spiritual religion. This phase of the work of the Association has had a conspicuous place in the anniversary celebrations which have been observed. It is significant that in connection with every one of these celebrations there has been a vigorous campaign for increasing the endowment and other resources of the University of Richmond . The central unit in the organi zation of the Virginia Baptists is the Board of Missions and Education, a name which indicates the two great tasks to which the denomin ation is committed. Next to its supreme objective, the promotion of world-wide Christian missions , the Virginia Baptist General Association is steadily advancing the cause of Christian education. During the last half century the growth of the Univ ersity of Richmond has been quite remarkable. In 1895 the institution had total resources of less than three-quarters of a million dollars, and it had a student body of fewer than two hundred , whereas today it has resources of more than seven million dollars and the student enrollment has gone beyond four thousand . The propriet y of mentioning this growth in connection with the celebration which is now being observed is due to the relation of the Association to the Universit y of Richmond. This institution is one of the great contributions which Virginia Baptists have made to the cause of education and religion. In addition to this gre at service, the Association in recent years has put on a firm basis its junior colleges and preparatory schools , which are doing excellent work, and making an important contribution to the cause of education in Virginia. No one can review the history of the Virgini a Baptis t General Association without being impressed with the splendid cooperation and fine spirit of unity which have characterized its deliberations and greatly enhanced its service to th e world . It has perhaps enjoyed a greater degree of freedom from disagreements and dissensions than any other southern State. The reason for this is not far to seek. Throughout its entire history the leadership of the Association has , for the most part, been in the hands of men and women who were typical Virginia Baptis,ts, with their love of freedom and thei r spirit of tolerance and fair play. A number of persons could be named who have contributed to the stability and continuity of the policies and the program of the denomination . Attention has already been called to the two Ellysons, who in succession discharged the dutie s of the most important office in the Association for nea rly three-quarters of a century . Another name that comes. to mind at once is that of Dr. R. H . Pitt, who gave his entire

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COMMENCEMENT conferred degrees on 246

George M. Modlin largest PRESIDENT University of Richmond men and women-the in the institution's history-at commence-

graduating class ment exercises in Cannon Memorial Chapel on June 7. And four distinguished alumni of the University were awarded honorary degrees. They were Chief Justice E. W. Hudgins, '05, of the Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals, who received the degree of doctor of laws; Morris Sayre, '06, president of the National Association of Manufacturers, who received the degree of doctor of science, and the Rev. John H. Garber, '16, pastor of the Hampton Baptist Church, and Captain Ernest L. Ackiss, '10, of the Navy Chaplain Corps, who were given the degree of doctor of divinity. The degree of doctor of laws was bestowed upon J. Carter Walker, retiring headmaster of Woodberry Forest School. Appreciably swelling the ranks of those who marched in academic procession into Cannon Memorial Chapel to receive their diplomas were veterans of World War II. Of Richmond College 's 143 graduates, upwards of 90 per cent were former members of the armed services. It was the first time that veteran students had noticeably enlarged the total of graduates. The 246 degree recipients compared with 140 who were

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Excerpts from the Commencement Address Sayre, president of the National Association facturers. -f

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graduated in 1947 and with the previous high of 209 in 1940. In addition to the 143 Richmond College graduates, there were 77 from Westhampton College, 23 from the law school, two from the graduate school and one graduate of the Evening School of Business Administration. The veterans who received diplomas had a median age of 24, some two-and-a-half years older than the 17 other graduates, whose average age was 21. At that, though, the Richmond College veteran students were younger than the national average, which is estimated at 27 to 30 years. The veterans were in general better students than their nonveteran classmates, though their scholastic attainments were not so noticeably higher than was the case in the years immediately after the war. The commencement program opened on Saturday, June 5, when old graduates of Richmond College and Westhampton College returned to the campus for their Alumni and Alumnae Days. On Sunday, June 6, Captain E. L. Ackiss of the Navy Chaplain Corps delivered the baccalaureate se~mon in Cannon Memorial Chapel. He plotted a course designed to carry the graduates safely through the tumultuous seas which beat upon "this curious world of crossed values." For sailing chart, the distinguished naval theologian offered them the Bible, and to keep them on the course he gave them the "great compass" of Christian tradition. Monday, also in Cannon Memorial Chapel, industrialist


When I left Richmond College I faced, literally, "world of opportunities. " So do you tod'ay. -f

scene might well BABY TRIES ON DADDY'S MORTARBOARD-This have been duplicated in the home of many a University of Richmond graduate of the class of 1948. Veterans of World War II, many of them married and fathers of growing families, numbered more than 90 per cent of the Richmond College class . Here, R. P. Lumpkin, '35, oldest member of the graduating class, places the academic mortarboard atop the head of daughter Margaret Ruth, while Mrs. Lumpkin looks on. Mr. Lumpkin, an employee of the State-Planters Bank and Trust Company of Richmond, served in the Army Signal Corps for two years, most of it in the European Theater of Operations.



Economically, our system is characterized by three concepts: l, freedom of action; 2, protection for the fruits of labor ; and 3, competition. -f



As developed in this country, our system is as American as baseball. Unlike capitalism is in Europe, it is free of it is competitive. class restrictions-and -f



America 's greatest natural resource is the incentive to produce. Full use of that resource has made Americans, by far, the most resourceful and ingenious people on earth. -f



incentive The protection of that priceless resource-that the challenge you prospective to do and do and do-is leaders of America must prepare to meet tomorrow. -f



Don 't forget that J-here are some Americans who think that our enterprise system is not snow-white either-that actually it's pretty gray in spots. And right there-those the supreme responsibility of today's leaders of spots-is enterprise. It'll be your responsibility when you take over leadership in tomorrow's world .

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Morris Sayre delivered the commencement address at exercises in which University of Richmond degrees were bestowed upon the 246 graduates and five honorary degree recipients. Sayre told graduates that they "start with a precious heritage affectionately passed on by your forebears-a heritage in a way of life-social, governmental and religious." He ·touched on the turmoil and trouble facing them in the world of today, but reminded them that unparalleled chances for accomplishment awaited them. "When I left Richmond College I faced, literally, a 'world of opportunities,' " he declared. "So do you today." President George M. Modlin conferred academic degrees on members of the graduating classes of the five University divisions, and honorary degrees on the four alumni and Woodberry Forest Headmaster J. C. Walker. Mr. Sayre, National Association of Manufacturers president and president of the Corn Products Refining Company, was awarded the degree of doctor of science. Chief Justice Edward W. Hudgins, senior jurist of the Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals and member of the Virginia House of Delegates from 1916 to 1920, received the degree of doctor of laws. The degree of doctor of divinity went to Captain Ackiss, assistant professor of Bible at the University of Richmond before resigning to enter World War I as a chaplain, and thereafter holder of many distinguished posts in the corps of chaplains of the United States Navy. The Rev. John H. Garber, past0r of the Hampton Baptist Church since 1925, and ·twice vice-president of the General Association of Virginia as well as holder of other outstanding and responsible positions, received the degree of doctor of divinity.

JOHN HOWARD GARBER, D.D. " Able minister of the Christion gospel ; beloved pastor of on historic church; respected leader of his denomination; active participant in community affairs; devoted son of Alma Mater ."

ERNEST LEE ACKISS, D.D. " Courageous exponent of the Christion message; spiritual guide to our country's defenders in war and peace; leader of ministers serving at sea; loyal alumnus of the University of Richmo.nd.''

THEREFORE,BRETHREN,STAND FAST Sermon of Captain Excerpts from the Baccalaureate Ernest L. Ackiss, of the Navy Chaplain Corps, ·in Cannon Memorial Chapel. f


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"All that is finest and deepest in us, and all that is best in our lives came from the Christian tradition and its great founder, Jesus Christ. Who holds fast to that tradition and its founder, standing firm, will come at last to the harbor to which he most wanted to sail. " f



"We give men more money to make us laugh than t-o prepare us for life or to make us think." f



"Out of all the welter of human suffering, misery, heartbreak and tears, there has arisen a great family tradition, il'l which one man and one woman, loving each other so much that neither can think of anyone else in the same way, pledge their mutual vows of faith and love, each to the other, before God and man . . . and so build a permanent Christian home that places around children the strong security of continuing love and unbroken faith. " f



' lay out for yourselves a sure and certain course, keeping it despite darkness, storms, crosscurrents and contrary winds. Hold to your best heritage, your finest traditions, your highest standards, keeping inviolate your loyalties to truth, to faith, to God. "

MORRIS SAYRE, D.Sc. "Distinguis hed captain of American industry; forceful champion of economic freedom, with sympathetic faith in his fellow man and unbounded confidence in the power of work; a steward of the Lord within his Church; faithful alumnus and trustee of this Universi ty."

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EDWARD WREN HUDGINS , LL.D. "Pre-eminent jurist and brilliant interpreter of the law for generations yet unborn; outstanding public servant of this Commonwealth; respected leader in denominational affairs; loyal alumnus and trustee ef the University of Richmond."

To 1948Fund AlumniGioe$18,763.93 General University Purposes ... Alumni-Student Center Building Athletic Program .. Library Endowment


811 alum ni contributing, the 1948 Alumni Fund brought in a total increase of more than of $18, 763.93-an $1,163 above the first Alumni Fund in 1947. Scattered gifts beyond July 1st-the official closing date of the 1948 fund -a re expected to increase the tota l to a figure in excess of $19,000. (Last year gifts totaling approximately $500 were received during the summ er.) Chancellor Boatwright and President Modlin joined Alumni Counci l President Robert T. Marsh, Jr. , in hailing the accomplishment of the second annual alumni fund which outdid the first fund both in number of contributors and in the amount of money raised. The results were particu larly pleas1884-1897 (23.30 % )

1898 (68. 75 % ) Alb ert 0. Bo sc hen J. rr. Bowden H enly M. Fugate Arthur J. Hall John E . John so n R. E. Loving Julian B. Martin Rob ert B. Munford, H. G. Noffsinger W . L. Prince Wortley F. Rudd 1899 (21. 72 % ) Allen \V. Freeman Hunter Miller R. C. L. Moncure R . TV. Neathery 0. C. Pearson 1900 (31.25 % ) Carlyle Broadd ,,s James D. Gwa ltney A. C. Harlowe All a n D. Jones G. E. Mabry J. Douglas Mitche ll Jo seph P. Scruggs Edward D . Turner John B. W elsh A.don A. Yo,ler 1901 (13.04 % )

John G. Broaddus J. W. Cammack Edward T. Pou lso n 1902 (33.33 % )

Jacob B'illikopf William Hug h Carter C . H. Danaway Goodwin Frazer W. ·w. Gordon R. A. McFarland


1903 (21. 72 % ) W. P. Clark J . W. Kincheloe J.E. Oliver William L. P hilli ps L. M. Ritter 1904 (13.63

ing in view of the fact that most financial observers were of the opinion that money was "t ight er" in 1948 than in the preceding year. Much of the credit for the success of the fund should go to the class agents who worked tirelessly in writing letters to their classmates. The friendly rivalry between the classes stimul ated giving but all efforts to outdo the class of 1898 -t he defending champion -were fruitless. Piloted by W. L. Prince and Arthur J. Hall , 1898 again set the pace with contribution s from 68.75 per cent of its members -a mark even better than the 50 per cent which won in 1947. The class of 1915 which had scored 46

No-rJ<~:Class Age nt s' Names in Italic s.

Edward L. Scott . .. 1884 F. TV. Boatwright . . 1887 1888 W. H. Baylor ..... Jas. T. Noe ll, Jr., .. 1888 Wm. H. Parker .... 1890 Stuart McGuire ... 1890 John W. R ea m s .... 1890 1891 W. 0. Carver ..... H enry T. Louthan .. 1891 Garnett R yland ... 1892 .1893 W. C. James Richard H. White .. 1893 Chas . R. Burn ett. .. 18 £4 H ill Montagu e .... 1894 ... 1894 W. F. Dunaway Wm . M. Addison ... 1895 Jas . H. Franklvn . .. 1895 James W. Gordon .. 1895 Jesse H. Binford ... 1896 Cliarles M. Graves .. 18S6 Tho s. B. :McAdams .. 1897 Chas. G. McDanie l .. 1897 E. V. Ridde ll . . . .1897 James F. Ryla11d .. . 1897 N. Courtice Scott . .. 1897

Law School Endowment Band Uniforms . Other Objectives

$6,759.50 $1,824.07 $1,004.00 $ 382.00


Douglas S. Fr eeman Richard S . Owen s S. P. Ryland 1905 (25.00 % )

S. Burwe ll Bragg J.C . Bristow Clarence Campbell D. J. Carver C. V/' . Dickin son , Jr. Clifton H. Howell W. Daniel Quattl ebaum J. Temple Waddill Maciver Woody 1906 (44 .50 %)

Percy Scott Fl'ippin Morris Sayre A. D. Trevillian Jes se F. Wood 1907 (32.14 % ) W. S. Brooke F. B. Clark R. K. Dani el J. Laur ens Elmore E. M. Lo«than A . Willis Robert so n S. A. Slater Henry C. Taylor J.B. Woodward. Jr . 1908 (24.15 % )

Conrad H. Goodwin Henry H. Henderson J. R . Ingram J. Hoge Ricks Oscar B. Ryder Archie G . Ryland Eug ene P. Wightman 1909 (25.00 % )

K. J. Clark D. N. David so n J.B.HW Willard P . McBain Beecher L. Rhod es Robert L. Saville W . R. L. Smith, Jr. Roscoe R. Spencer "'- ;\'I. Thompson 1910 (25.00%)

E. L. Acki ss R. A . Brock, Jr. lrf. M . Long Frank G. Loittha11 D. B. Moffett W. Henry Powe ll Albert T. Ransone John M. G . Ryland Geo, ·ge TV. Sadler T. Harris. Smith

1911 (23.80 % ) Archer B. Bass A . H. Camden Ryland Craft L. •r. Ha ll S. E. Heni ng Arthur Lankford Wilmer L. O'Flaherty A. L. Shumate Overton S. Woodward A. W. Yowell

Frank F. Rennie, Jr. Edloe B. Snead Thomas J. Starke L. C. Yancey 1917 (46.20 % ) rrhomas R . Aaron William Hugh Bagby W. Archer Bagley Ja1nes H. Barnett. Jr. · Ca leb Batten Harvie A. Clopton Morgan L. Comb s Lee F. Orip71en E. C. Dean George We st D iehl Edward J . Fox S.S. Hill Claudi us 0. Johnson I-Ioward C. Lane Lewis 1\1.Lat a ne Perry L. Mitchell Robert M. M u stoe G. Willard Quick M. Ha ley She lton George F. Smith, Jr. Lawrence 0. Snead C. C. Thomas Herman P. 'l'honias TVillimn Earle White

1912 (21.75%) Frank ~I. Benton "William M. Black TV. B. F. Cole Charles N. Lawson Ea rle Lutz Henry M. Taylor E. P. T. Tyndall Frank P. White R. McLean Whittet A. B. Wi lson 1913 (16.27%)

Cuthbert Bristow E.T. Cox ~'rank B. Hart Willi,am 1'. L uck TV. F. Sa«nders Richard W. Vaughan John J. Wicker, Jr .

1918 (10.67 % ) W . J\L Bassett ':Titus W. Beasley Frank B. Dunford, Jr. P.R. Fox J.M. H. Harris E. Carl Hoover \V e rt er H. Hurt R. L. Lacy -mes B. Miller J t1. Meade T. Sp icer. Jr.

1914 (16 .67 %) E. Norfleet Gardner Od,i.s B. Hinnant C . L. Leach D.S. McCarthy , Jr. Willis D. Miller Adrian Thomas


1915 (45.25%)

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1919 (11.63 % ) Lynwood H . Cos by B. Ohf!ord Goode Robert T. Ry land \Vilbur H. R yland J.C. Wi.cker

Dud ley P. Bowe Charles W. Buford R. L. Burruss H. \V. D ecker J. Earle Dunfo rd Frank C. Ellett Henry E. Garrett W. S. Green Inman John son Catesby G. Jone s James A. Newton George M. Perci\·al E. V. Peyton John A. Ry land H. R . Sanders David Ne lson Sutton William A. Wa lton J. Hundl ey Wiley E . J. Wright

1920 (33.35 % ) S. T. Bowman Meyer E. Cooper J. W. DeJarnette Clyde V. Hickerson Jesse R. Hite A. B. Honts Thomas L. Howanl Bernard TV. Mahon \V. F. Matthews Wilkins J. Ozlin F. E. Pau lett William M. Phipps Carroll T. Thoma s :Malcolm D. Thompson W. Emory Trainham \V. A. Vaughan

1916 (27.50 % ) K. B rooke Anderson '\V. H. Brannock Dunton J. Fatherly John H. Garber Samue l H. Gellman Joseph A. L eslie, Jr. R. C. McDanel

1921 (28.30 % )

Walter B. Anderson W . S. Beazley, Jr .


$ 739.00 $1,076.20 $6,979.16

per cent the previous year, virtu ally held its holding its own with a score of 45.25-but own wasn't good enough as the class of 1917 forged ahead in the hom e stretch with a winnin g 46 .20 ! Very close behind in fourth place came th e class of 1906 with 44.5 0. Others in the first te n were 1920 1902 (33.33 %); 1907 (32.( 33.35%); 14%); 1900 (31.25 % ); 1921 (28.30 %), and 1916 (27 .50%). The class of 1942 with 31 givers sd the pace from the standpoint of the number of contributors . Closely following were 1934 and 1941 with 30 each. Others: 1933 (29) , 1930 (28), 1940 (27), Old Guard (24) , 1917 (24) , 1936 (24), and 1939 (24). The results of the Second Annual Alumni Fund, by classes, follow: 13. A. Bran n Kenneth E. Burke H. Aubrey Ford Dennis VV. I-Iartz W. Rush Loving W . Ambrose 1\1:cGee R. TV. Nuckols 'rhomas L. Ruffin Robert L. Sewa rd Ch ar les G. Sto n e G. Keith Taylor G. C. Venable Edward B. Willingham 1922 (18.42 % )

R. S. Booker OecU G. Garter Thomas S. Dunaway, Jr. Erne st Vernon Ellett Rosser H. Gr iffin Edward H. Gunst V. Garney Hargroves Oscar L. Hite R. 'r. Marsh, Jr. C . TV. Newton W. A. Po lla rd B . T. Quillen A. B. Rudd, Jr. Richard C. Walden, III 1923 (11.94%) Edward S. Anderson James P. Broaddus G . A. Carlton Louis C. Ca rlton L. Dudl ey George , II Ed ward C. He ld Abraham Homer J. Warren Hundley B. French Johnson Edgar M. Johnson George S. Mitchell Henry Vv....Riley Hubel Robins T. Dix Sutton James T. Tuck er V•l. T. Va nd ever 1924 (14.60 % ) \V. Linwood Ball lfalph C. Bethel R. E. Booker E lton C. Cocke Tom Dekle Felix E. Edmund s Junius \V . Ellett J. Curtis Fray R . L. Harri s Floyd S. Kay A. A. Marchetti David J. Mays C. L. Nea le Emanuel PassarnaAeck K . A. Pate E. H . Puryear E lliott M. Ramsey Davis T . Ratcliffe Chesley M. Tredway Henry P. White

1925 (18.27 % ) TV. Clyde Atkins R. E . Brann John R. Cheatham H. G. Chesley Walt er J . Conaty Linwood Far ley George Freedley K. S. Freeman N. B. J eter Owen S. Li ·vsi e Warren A. McNeill H. Mitchell Meyer Edward H. Pruden E . H. Pury ear Emmett Y. Robertson Willi• E . Smith H aro ld F . Sn ead J. A. Soya r s William N. Thompson 1926 (17 .29 % ) Evan R. Chesterman, Jr. Reade TV. Gorr Samuei L. Creath W. F. Cuthriell Lewyn C. Davis Edwin R. Fe lts James R. F leet TV. Roland Galvin W alter H. Gray Charter Heslep Guy D. Hicks Thomas N. Hunnicutt Gecu E. Kite Mark Lutz Clinton H. S heppard F. Ralph Swanson J. Chester Swan son J. U.Tatum T . B.Towill Alfred L. Wingo 1927 (17.70%) Alvah B. Bloxom J. A. Broaddus R. Benjamin Cheat ham Nicho las T. Cooke, Jr. Wilb ert J. Crocker Winston F. Dawson Richard E . Dunk ley George B. Ferguson ViTgu H. Goode L . James Ha.rman son, Jr . John TV. Hash Edward T. Haynes Thomas J . Head lee T . S. Jennings J. Park er Lambeth, Jr. K enneth F. Lee Martin J. Logan T.K.McRae Rob ert TV. Neathery, Jr. Leste, • E . l'h"rpe Maurice Trimmer 'l'homas E ·ug~ne West John D. Wh ite hur st . Jr. John C . Wi lli ams 192 8 (8.68 % ) Wa ltea: T. Burton Le ster S . Cooper

NOTE: Class Agents' Names in Italics.

William E. Cullers John Wyatt Davis, Jr. Oscar W. Fary, Jr. Philip Freeman A. Paul Hartz John W. Kincheloe, Jr. 0. A Lundin, Jr. W. J.Mill er William T. Muse Hugh Noffsinger, Jr. C. Aubrey Saunders W. L ee Smith Perry R. Stubbs W. G . Thomp son T. Brent Wayman 1929 (15.79%)

Thomas .ff. Austin David V. Buchanan E. P. Buxton, Jr. J. H. Cosby William F. Creath Willard G. Davis Herman B . Dixon E. Rives Ferguson D. E. Fortna R.H. Fow lkes Wilbur K. Gaines Arthur W. Harri.son :Martin L. Leary C. B . l![yers 0. H. Parrish E. B. Potter Clifton H. Robertson Loftus L. Walton R. Edward Walton 1930 (21.85 % ) Archie C. Berkeley Vernon P. Bodein Louis S. Booth

Winston M . Browne William F. Carter J. T. Deatelhauser Birney N. Denham Arthur T. Ellett Charl es Aubrey Ellett Robert H. Evans E . Douglas Gunter M. D. Harris JohnL. Hart Ernest L . Honts Aubrey V. Kidd ,v. Binford Leake Joseph Day Lee Emmett C. Mathews Carroll R. Min-0r J.E. Nettles Donald W. Pierpont Clark e W. Powell IL B. Showalter John B. Siegel, Jr. Alfred Steiner C. R. Stevens Ca rt er N. Williams , III Thomas C. Yeaman 1931 (17.15 % ) C. C. Chewning, Jr. R. E. Covey Sta nley I. Craft Wi lli am S. Cudlipp, Jr. Thomas E. Duke Garland Dyches Thomas H . Eubank Robert G . Fitzgerald John E. Johnson, Jr. Edward F. Overton E. Claiborne Robins E. Bowie Sllepherd

John A. St. Gl"ir Hack U. Stephenson Julian P . Todd , Jr. J. W. Tredway, Jr. W. C. Winn Fletcher J. Wright, Jr. 1932 (12.50 % ) A.G. Billingsley Floyrl T. Binns Leonard D. Charles IL Carson Harold H. Dervishian S. L. Elfmon 11'atkins Fugate Hatcher B. Kincheloe Max 0. Laster Carl W . Meador John J. Moschetta Edward C. Peple T. Burwell Robinson J. ·westwoo d Smithers John E. Snow, Jr . Robert T. Stewart V. Goo,Zwyn Welsh Emmett A. Williams, Jr. 1933 (13.30 % ) EdwaTCl L. Bennett HenTy L. Brothers, Jr. Lou is Bnffenstein Cary VV. Burkholder R. Bailey Campbell

Jn.mes W. Dodd , Jr. Howard P. Falls Ralph H. Ferrell, Jr . Taylor P. Grasty Clarence J. Gray J,ames E. Henry

R. llf. Hobson Ashby E. Hunter Robert R. Jone s Wildman S. Kincheloe, Jr . Jos. McConnaughey, Jr. Gordon E. Marks T. P. Mathewson Thomas H. Neathery W. H. Pettus, Jr. A. Gene Roberts J. A. Robinson N. E. Sartoriu.-s, Jr. Julian E. Savage cifarshall W. Smith L. R. Th0mpson F. Gresham Wall H . J. Whalen, Jr. George F. Whitley, Jr. 1934 (26.80 % ) Robert W. Allen Hugh H. Baird, Jr. J . Talbot Capps Victor H. Chalt<tin Beverley B. Clary Stuart W. Cook William VV. Crisp, Jr. G. E. Denoon, Jr. John Doley Earle P. Guill Edward E. Haddock Alvin E. Holland David Kamsky 0. S. Lingamfelter R. B. Macfarlane Waldo G. Miles John A. Moore Orison T. Neblett G.D. Nuckolls Peter N. Pastore \:Villinm \:V. Pearman , Jr.


Edward S. Sinar Seabury D. Stoneburner Carlson R . Thomas Bruce P. Van Buskirk

1938 (11.45 % ) Frank R . Alvis J . T. Arendall J. Wesley Boykin W. B. Gorrell Stuart C. Crawford Ernest H. Dervishian Jack A. Eady J. Stuart Graham, Jr. J. Thomas Johnson J. H. Kellogg Edwin L. Levy, Jr. E.W. McCaul Ralph P. Moore ,vmiam II. Perkinson C.H. Phillip s, Jr. St uar t Schwarzchild Robert E. Segal Henry L. SneUings , Jr. Joseph M. Straughan Daniel W. Thornhill T. R. Thornton Esther S. Weinberg Ernest L. Wooten

1941 (25.64 % ) E. M. Adams Edward R. Adams Edgar M. Arendall Murray Barr L. W. Bingham, Jr. R . T. Brogan Richard C. Cash James H. Donohue, III John A. Doumlele ·winfred H. Elder cifolvin B. Gaskins William D. Gravatt R. Stuart Grizzard Nathaniel B. Habel Paul J. Harrell Chastine W. Jones, Jr. ·wi lli am H. Jones, Jr. )1artin Markowitz G. Edmond Massie , III W'. Dortch Oldham Wm. F. Parkerson, Jr. Thomas E. Pugh Herman S. Rockoff William P. Schaffer George H. Shackelfo,·d Julian P. Todd, Jr. James A. Wagner Charles A. Watkins, Jr. V.l. Harry Widener S. J. Wornom, Jr.

William G. Turbyfill, Charles W. Turner

B. T. Peele, Jr. Clyde Ratcliffe , Jr. Harry A. Roberts ,vmiam W. Seward, Jr. V. H. Stevenson James W. Stone E. Harold Thomp son Edward G. Tiedemann Harold Van Allen Edwar d S . White

Stuart Ullma .n Harold B. Yudkin

1935 (18.52 % ) Waver ly Barbe Richard F. Bntes William M. Blnckwell R. L. Chadwick John W. Dobs on James T. Francis David Frazer Frederick R. Freund A.H. Lane, Jr. Edwa rd M. LaPrade Roger Leverton Robert C. Longan, Jr. Richard T. McGrone W. Smithson Morris :Maurice E. B. Owen -s, Jr. C. W. Peterson Vernon B. Ri.chardson En no T. Sauer S. Frank StrfrnS D. B. Terry Fred J. Vaughan John F. Wall

1939 (16.90 % ) J. W. Berkeypile G. K . Brooks, Jr. Herbert M. Church, Jr. Lee Copley Frank S. Crosby 0. B . Eddleton Clyde T. Francisco John S. Harris \V . P. Lawless Robert E. Leitch Robert R. Martin \¥. H. Martin J. Davis Mottley, Jr. F. Byron Parker Grover C. Pitts Roland N. Rackett, Jr. C. B. Rennie, Jr. George H. Spears A. C. Walker Flavius B. Walker, Jr. Russell E. Walton Corbin B. White Robt. McLean Whittet, Jr. Milton E. Wills, Jr.

1936 (18.05 % ) George E. Allen, Jr. James G. Baldwin D. Ralph Childress Woodrow W. Clark B. Redwood Councill John C Edwards William J. Fallis :F'red 0. Funkhouser Ed ward C. Garrett George McClure Gaston Ernest T. Gearhea .rt, Jr. Wilfred B. Gregory Frank A. J ett , Jr. V. C. Kibler Harry L ee King, Jr. Leon F. King William H . King V'l. Yates Leagu e Sid ney T. Matthews Henry Banks Pannill Harry 0. Patteson William J. Phillips Charles H. Rylwn,l G. Thomas Taylor Claud e M. Whit:ey

1940 (15.00 % ) John M. Bareford Arthur C. Beck, Jr. Henry W . Royall Brandis " ' · J. Cash, Jr. Harris J. Dark David D. Dexter Enders Dickinson Forrest E. Eg-gleston Louis R. Farber ,,,,,._V. Farley James W. Fletcher Walter B. Gillette Austin E . Grigg William E. Grigg, Jr. R . Franklin Hough, Jr. John E. Jordan Robert C. Krug John A. Long William L. Maner, Jr. Jack R. Noffsinger Jack Powers Robert F. Ripley Jason M. Sa lsbury

1937 (17.96 % ) Cecil C. Anderson Bear David n-11. Buford Brandi s

E . Parker Bro u·n Bernard M. Dabney, Jr. Alfred J. Di ckinson, Jr. Horace L. Ford Leonard l\f. Galbraith B. A. Gilman Ch.,rles B. Keppler Fred, T. Laugho'YI, Jr. Robert B . McNeil Robert L . Ma son William E. Moore, Jr. J . Langdon Moss J. E. Orsch el R. C. Pau Jette B. P. Shetter Richan! L. Todd

Susan Madeline Lough (Continued

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Y.W.C.A ., having served on the board of the Richmond Y.W.C.A., and as chairman of its public affairs committee. But always, back of all the things she taught, in and out of the classroom, she endeavored to show us, the college women of today, that the future of this country depended on our understanding the background of our civilization and our tremendous influence as women. She taught us that not only are women educated to take their places in the professional world, but women are also educated in order to be better wives and mothers, and to take their place in their · local community life. College for more Westhampton at taught has Lough Miss a year after 1915, in faculty the joining years, thirty than at the taught she that, to Prior college. the of founding the [7]

1942 (19.24 % ) :Melvin Burnett Bernard G. Cline, Jr.

R. C. Cotton. Jr. George E. Cox

~ rilliam D. E11is, Jr. Robert A. Gary, III Archie M. Giragosian

A . W. Goode, Jr.

Thomas W. Green

Thomas 0. Herndon R. Braxton Hill, Jr. R. E. Humbert H.P. Jeffreys, Jr. Ralph E. Kinsey Sydney H. Knipe, Jr. C. W. Krause Douglas W. Laird \ernon T. Lankfor<l Virgil 1\1. Lumsden, Jr. T. Harold Mc Vay, Jr. Jerry G. Miller Bert W. Milling :Malcolm U. Pitt , Jr. Donald K. Robertson Robert L . Stone J. J. Taylor

Abner N. Thompson, Jr. Tom E. Warriner, Jr. C. G. Welton Scott JI. WermHth, Jr. Julian O. VVinn 1943 (16.40 % ) I. Ray Baker James H. Barnett , III

H. Ad<lu;on Dalton John L. Decker Robert J. Filer Robert D. Ga no Walter,,,,,._ Haden Robert JJ,[.Hatha way John C. Horsley :M. R. Irby

Cec il F. Jone s Maxwell D. Katz J. Bruce Kellu;on C. Sidney King 0. Edwyn Luttrell, Jr. Wm. A. MacKenzie, Jr . Richard G. Owen, Jr. Victor E. Pregeant, III George William Sadler John A. Schools Stanley S. Watts Elmer S . West, J r. 1944 (11.75%) Herbert E . Feinberg

Philip Keppler, Jr. Joseph M. Kuczko John P. O!iver. Jr. Ryland 0. Reamy 0. W. Rhodenhiser, Jr . William R. Snead Warren A.. Sta1tsbury Thomas E. Zava 1945 (18.00 % ) Carlos S . Berrocal J. Powhatan Cox Pierce S. Ellis, Jr. David J. Greenberg Philip R. Hart Char les F. Kingery OmarMardan Char les G. Motley H unt er H. Taliaferro TV. Warren Walthall, Jr. J. I-I. Wiley, Jr. 1946 (21.08


William 1'. Bareford James H. Barnes Lincoln Baxter, II Edward G. Conklin Allen W. Flannagan, Guy Friddell


Frederick A. Jennings, Leonard Kantor D. Orville Lahy E lli s E. O'Neal , Jr.


Leslie H. Phillips , Jr.

Straughan Richardson Lottis D. Rubin , Jr. Ed ward M. Scha af, Jr. Philip D. Weaver George Wyatt, Jr. 194 7 (12.14


Ernest B. Baker Arnold L. Brown, Jr . Thomas P. Bryan John R . Burton Russell T. Cherr y , jr_ R. K. Coats Junius E. Foster , Jr. Douglas B. Goforth ,valter B. Hoover Spencer M. King Willard V. Korb 0. Russell Lang R. Clifton Long H. George Longaker, Jr. D. Walton l\fallory, Jr. :Milton D. Mitler Pau l F. Morant e Bernard M. Savage Honorary Ryland Knight Samue l C. Mitchell George M. Modlin C. H. Wheeler, III

Woman's College, Montgomery, Alabama. Her influence has been great during Westhampton's formative years. As sponsor of the Y.W.C.A., and the International Relations Club, as supporter of Phi Beta Kappa and Mortar Board, as counsellor and friend of all the students, Miss Lough has helped in large measure to form the character of Westhampton. In coming years, as she revisits the campus, as she writes us letters and keeps in touch with all of her "girls," as she comes back to speak to us on special occasions, we will know that her great spirit is still with us and is still guiding and helping us in all our undertakings. If I had but one wish to bless my daughter with, I believe that I would wish her a life of service and a heart full of understanding such as Miss Lough has given to Westhampton College and to the countless number of college women that have been associated with her these many years. What greater gift could she have-our Susan Lough Massie?

ALUMNAE FUNDHITSBOILINGPOINT O you remember how cold it was in January with snow all over the ground, and with our Alumnae Fund thermometer also in th e dumps , having a very low reading? How the picture has chang ed now! The summer heat has arrived with a bang , and at the same time our Alumnae Fund thermometer has reached the boiling point. We may not welcome the outdoor heat, but we're delighted with the state of the Fund. We set our goal at $4,500.00 this year, after reaching a new high of $2, 838 .55, with last year's drive. Just to prove that they can do more than is expected of them, Westhampton Alumnae have brought into the Alumnae Fund this year a grand total of $4,557.33. Of this amount, $3,797.66 was given by 579 individual alumnae , and $759.67 was raised through special projects for th e swimming pool , put on by Westhampton Alumnae and stude nt s. We are proud of the interest shown by the alumnae, and are


Alleyne Spe n eer Yo un g E lva McAlister Berrey Reba Dudley Has h

R. C. Co-Eds Minna Thal him er H eller L illy T r evvet t Matthews Virginia VVare Fraze r Mary W. Montague

Clas s of '23 Elizabet h B. Parker Ag nes Ta y lor Gray Sa lly Davi s J\Jat h erine Essex Cla rk Sa1·ah Lee Atk in s Lel ia Doan Josephine Tu o.ker Kathleen Prentiss Perrin Gert r ude VVilliams Kate O'Brien Agnes Butterworth Pa lm er Bess ie Gi ll Sau nd ers Louise Cooper Tennent E loi se :McEwen \¥are Cami lla Wimbish Lac y Virgi ni a Kent LoYing ::--fe lli e Sa un ders Ear ly D01·a Ransone H1artz iramie Smi t h F itzge r ald Janie E. Wood Elizabeth Gay le A.ltha Cunn i ngham Mary Lynn

Class of '14 1\1argaret Clendon L ee Cl ass of '15 Ethel Smither Class of '16 Norma W. Throck mor ton Sa lly Wills Ho lland Cla ss of '17 Gladys Ho11em .an Barlow Ruth E lli ott Tric e Florence Boston Decker Eleanor Dec k er Cl ass of '18 Mary Lett Este lle Kemper Bu tler Martha H. Ch appe ll Mary Clay Camp E li zabeth Ellyson Wiley Frances Glassell Beale Jennie P hill i])s Lesueur Class of '19 Virginia Karnes "\:Vright Janet "\Vyatt Fountain Elizabet h Tompkin s Ju liette Brown Carpente r Cla ss of '20 Jlfory B. Guest Jeffr ies Heinrich Frances Shipman Sutton Sa lli e Adkisson Ryland Cla ss of '21 Mary Hart Willis Winfrey T h eresa Pollak Leonora A. Dor sey Katherine Sp icer Edm ond s Virginia E. Lane Class of '22 E li zabet h Williams Bell Rebekah L. MeReynolcls Hilda Lawson Jecklin Elsa Wallerstein Gerst Frances Clore Virginia Richardson Lueille Ledman Kersey Ste lla Hubbard Tay lor Mary Bristow Thompson

optimistic over the future. In addition to carrying on our smaller projects on the campus and paying our running expenses, we'll be able to add something over $2,200.00 to the Swimming Pool Fund this year. At this rate, we may yet get that pool before we're all dead of old age! In amount contributed to the Fund, the class of ' 18 topped the list with $331.50; '23 ran a close second with $3 27.50, and '41 was third with $215.00. The highest percentage of contributors came from the class of ' 16 with 95 %. Class of '43 deserves special mention with 87 %; '18 with 70 % , and '19 with 63 %. Other classes with 50 % or more of their members contributing to the Fund were '2 1, '22, ' 23, '24, '3 0 and '3 8. Here is the list of additional contributors since the February BULLETIN


Class of '31

Edith DeWitt Ne lli e B urton Du Val

Maude E . Mahaney Anne Jones Berkholtz Lucie Francis Samuel M ild re d Bingham

Class of '28 Dixie B aker Owen Thelma Cheatham Dorothy Seay Brumbaugh Lucy VVilHams Seaton Kathleen Moore Tharpe Lou ise Eubank Gray Helen Hutchison Marks

Class of '32 Frances Go ttli eb DeDan Mary Ry l and Fessler Anne Loui se Sa nford Ruth Hale Bailey Inez Hauke Hartley Janet Forsyth Kelly

Class of '29 1'Iiriam Figgs Rankin






Class of '24 V irginia Gregory Mary E. Skinner Mabe l Allen E liz abeth Ba ldy Wiggin s Helen A . Hendr i cks

$2000 .

Class of '25 )fartha Lipscomb \Val sh ).fa1·y I-I. D. VValton Rub? Foster Tyree Emeline Stearns Susie Blair Cathryn II en na i\1ay Rudd Harri s Class of '2 6 L ila Crens h aw V irgin ia \.Va.Iker Mal'y L. MeG. Friebele Betty Ballard W ill ett Al ice Tay lor .i\1:argueri te Rop er 1.1 ug gle IIa r riet S. Willingham Genevieve Trainham Class of '27 Dorot hy Head Thoma s Catherine Bell Do ro thy B. McDamta ld Sa ra Lee I-Iu tc hing s Cecyle Loving I-Iac k endorf Kat h leen Pri,·ett Bahen

Eliza b eth Chandler Cox Frances Sykes DeHart Mary Wright J\1:argue rit e L . DeJarnette E:izabeth Ha le

Elizabet h Fugate Al ice Irwin Sall ee Class of '33 Arehie B. Fow lk es Hel e n rrravis Cr aw ford

Class of '30 Frances VVillis Overton Helen Str ickland Dorcas Hook er Herthe l Elinor Bell Ca mp er

Class of '34 Frances L. van H euveln An n C. Woo d

Class of '35 E lizabeth Clary Broa ddu s Doro t h y Chewning Alice Harrington Hunt Mar y Ne lson Decker P ugh Class of '36 Alice Rylan d He len Falls V ir g in ia Burfoot Mildr ed Crowde r Pickels Margaret W. Weatherall Frances Bowers Jones Lou i se Ca lli son Class of '37 Pollyanna Sh ep h erd J ean Hudson Miller Jane Law d er John sto n Marga r et lsbell Margaret Mitchell Meado r Louise Gano \V ilki nso n Helen E llett Horne Class of '38 Julia 1\1:cClure Dun well Mollie Fleet E di t h Crost i c Gri gg Nancy Or they Rowan Ma rgar et L. Nolt in g Barbara DeJ. Bagwell Elizabeth Shaw Burc hill Oliv e :Messer L ew is Gene A u stin Hall Ann P. Wa lk er Class of '39 Mar ian Wiley E ll ett Juli et F lor a n ce E liz abeth Bu r ch Fowlke s Evely n H. H illsman Bess Peterson Wa lfor d Lavinia W. Edmunds Rosalie Oakes Clas s of '40 Mildred James T alton Maureen F. Sh and ri ck Maude Smith Jurgens E liz ab et h Johnson Alvis Lois West Virginia McLarin Tate Byrd Boissea u Perkinson Class of '41 Dottie Hewes McGlincy Consta n ce Powell Luttrell Dorothy A . Berkeypile Evelyn V . Cos by Jeanne I-Iuffman Waite Bar bar a Ec kl es Grizzard Mart h a Beam deVos Cee ile Gad di s Smit h

Class of '42 Lilli a n Jung Pat 'Abe rnath y Riley 1\1:ary Duane Hoffman Betty Sess l~r A nn Gwa ltney Ha rw ood Class of '43 E li se Allm a n Cage Ba rbara Fu ller Cox Evelyn A llen Krause Audr ey Foste r As hbur n Eve ly n Flax Mirmelst ein Peggy J. K. Anderton Helen Herrink Fox Helen W. Ridgley Pamela Carpenter Hen r y Jo sep hin e Smith P arker Loui se Wiley Willi s Shirl ey Huxter Cor so n A nn Ch a mbli ss Surb er Frances E lli s M ort ell Mlary E lder Pauli Class of '44 Meta H ill Ry land E llen Mercer Cla rk H arr iet Shaffer H elen Curti s Patric k Ma r y Moore Warne r Class of '45 Ann Seay Ruth Latimer Mary Carter C. Pa ul son A nn e McElroy MacKenzie An n Clark How e Virginia Pitt Fr idd ell Betty Lawson Betty Biseoe Tibbot t Lillian Belk Youell Class of '46 Marian Lawton K in zey Naney Todd Amy Hi cke r so n Dalton Margaret Macy Louise F . Richardson Jean n e Pebworth Class of '47 Betty Tinsley Mildred Daffron Virginia Ellett Ruth Schimmel Sue Guard Woody Verda Slet t en Isabel Ammerman Toni Reid Zuercher Lena Thornton Mary Jane Wingfield

GARYRESIGNS FROMCOUNCIL J. Vaughan Gary, '12 , who served thirtythree years as an alumnu s and later as board of trustees representative on the University of Richmond Athletic Council, has reluctantly resigned because of the increasing weig ht of hi s duti es in W ash ington where he represents the Third Vir g inia Di strict in the national Congress.

Just as reluctantly the resignation was accepted by University President George M. Modlin who told Mr. Gary that the Council would still turn to him for counsel. Mr. Gary has been succeeded on the Council by Dr. James T. Tucker, '23, well-known Richmond physi cian and sportsman. The Coun cil is currently composed of

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President Modlin and Dr. Herman P. Thomas, '1 7, representing the faculty; Chairman R. W. Nuckols , '2 1 ; Garland Gray , '21; and Enders Dickinson , '40, representing the alumni; Overton Dennis, '10 , and Dr. Tucker , '23 representing the board of trustees, and Stuart Massie , '49, and Donald Fendler, '49 , representing the students.


ROM far and near the old grads came for one of the most successful Alumni Days on June 5-a celebration which was marked by an able address by J. Brockenbrough Woodward, '07, president of the Newport News Shipbuilding and Dry Dock Company. An alumnus from Texas and another from Idaho thoi:ight they had pretty good chances to win the prize offered for the alumnus who came the greatest distance for the festivities but neither had a chance when Rev. James C. Quarles, '03, pulled in from missionary duty in Argentina just in time for the banquet and the handsome silk Red and Blue tie. . Dr. Garnett Ryland, '92, professor emeritus of chemistry, "spelled down" all the oldtimers to win the award for the oldest class represented. He also got a tie. The old-timers from the class of 1898 also got a prize-the handsome plaque awarded to the reunion class with the largest number of its members back for Alumni Day. The award was presented by T. Ryland Sanford, Jr., '27, representing last year's winners, to William L. Prince, chairman for the class. Dr. Ralph C. McDanel, '16, chairman of

the teller's committee, announced that Alfred J. Dickinson, Jr., '37, perhaps the youngest alumnus ever to receive the honor, had been chosen as president of the General Society of Alumni. He succeeds Dr. J. C. (Tiny) Wicker, '19, president of Fork Union Military Academy, who presided over the banquet with his. customary grace and wit. Other Alumni Society officers for 1948-4•9 are William L. Prince, '98; Virgil H. Goode, '27, and Robert A. Brock, Jr., '10, vice presidents; E. Douglas Gunter, '30, secretary, and J. Stuart Graham, Jr., '38, and Malcolm U. Pitt, Jr., '42, members of the executive committee. R. W. Nuckols, '21, was chosen as an alumnus member of the Athletic Council of which he is currently the chairman. Robert T. Marsh, '22, who retired as president of the Alumni Council after announcing that the 1948 fund already had surpassed last year's figure of $17,605.61, was succeeded as president by W. Richard Broaddus, '20. D. N. Davidson, '09, was chosen first vice president; Watkins Fugate, '32, second vice president, and Robert M. Stone, '30, treasurer. W. B. F. Cole, '12; Edward J. Fox, '17; B. Clifford Goode, '19, and Mr.

Alumni Day Chairman W. Roland Galvin, '26, interrupts a conversation between Dr. Garnett Ryland, '92, and the Rev. Richard White, '93, long enough to pin a badge on Mr. White's lapel. (Above): Alumni Society President J. C. (Tiny) Wicker, '19, tears into a chicken leg while Morris Sayre, '06 (center), and W. Lee Smith, '28, register approval.



Marsh were chosen to the executive committee . It was also announced that Thaddeus T. Crump of Richmond, who earlier in the day received the Alumni Medal as the outstanding Richmond College graduate, had been elected to the Council to represent the class of 1948. Mr. Crump, a veteran of World War II in which he served with distinction in the Army Air Corps, was president of Student Government. Preceding Mr. Woodward's address, the alumni heard brief remarks from Chancellor Boatwright and President Modlin, both of whom received ovations when they were presented by President Wicker. A feature of the banquet was Tivis Wicker, '41, singing "Old Man River." In presenting Mr. Woodward, President Wicker pointed out that the noted industrialist had served as a member of the University mathematics faculty before joining the staff of the Newport News Shipbuilding and Dry Dock Company in 1914. He served progressively as engineer, assistant production engineer, assistant general manager, vice president and, since 1946, as president. (Excerpts from his remarks are printed on page 17.


ONDERFUL NEWS! Our new dormitory, South Court, is actually finished and occupied at last. Would you like to have a student's-eye view of it? Well, here it isLuxury has really come to Westhampton, enclosed in the brick building which commands · the hill between older North Court dormitory and Keller Hall. You need only step inside the door to realize that a college girl's most beautiful dream has materialized in brick, concrete, and steel. Our first explorations of the buiJding took place on April .12moving day- which will long be remembered as one of bedlam. Transporting the belongings of more than 100 girls from Thomas Hall, around the lake, and up the hill, was no easy job. But the drudgery of it was lost in the fun and excitement of being e.xcused from classes and becoming familiar with this building which had been our dream for two years. We began at the door, and oh-ed and ah-ed our ways to the tower. Remember how you felt ;i.bout the Blue Room when you were in school? It was pretty and made a nice reception room, but, oh why . couldn't it be more homey and comfortable? We are awfully proud of the reception room where we meet our friends now . Modernistic indirect lights are placed around the wall and flank the ceiling-high mirror above the marble fireplace. All of the brand-new furniture will be unpacked during the summer and made ready for use by the lucky occupants of '4 9. Surrounding the reception room are five date rooms used by the girls. One is complete with a panelled fireplace . You alumnae housewives will find yourselves in your glory when you see the clean, white student kitchen on the first floor. It is available for all student parties held in the dorm. The first few days in our new quarters were so exciting that we could hardly study. "Les professors," however, brought us back to earth and we began to enjoy living and studying in such pleasant surroundings. As soon as each girl's picture of her favorite man found its way to the desk top or dresser, we knew that those pastel walls were home . Furniture in the rooms is the answer to all requirements, for serviceability as well as beauty. The metal desks, beds and tables in their pastel colors, and the desk chairs of white leather again give a modernistic touch . There is no need to long for added space now , either. Do you see those sliding doors on both sides of the room? They open into large closets, with an abundance of shelf space, shoe racks, and even a full-sized chest of drawers built into one side. Oh, so you'd like to see a room with a fireplace? It's just a few steps into the next room of this suite. First, we'll go through the private bath (there is one between each two rooms of the first two floors). Isn't it wonderful? Now you have to run a race with only four or five girls instead of twenty to see who will get her teeth brushed first. Now, this is one of the rooms where luxury is greater in winter than in summer, provided that someone will go gather wood. (You can't have everything!) You can bet that many marshmallows will be toasted here in the cold months ! W. C. girls need have chapped hands from washing clothes no longer, for automatic washers are on the· job. Oh, how we love to ," drqp in a dime and come back thirty minutes later to find an armload of clean clothes. Dean Roberts' suite on the second floor is clearly a place of compact comfort. The living room, with its brick fireplace, is charmingly decorated with flowered draperies and restful moss-green furniture. Shelves lining one wall lovingly hold Miss Roberts' favorite Hardy books. The bedroom , furnished in light modernistic wood, is



WHAT'S THIS? Jane Humphrey of Huntington, W. Va., transfers stuff from bag to drawer while Roommate Sue Beal of Pittsburgh prepares to hang coats in closet.

cheerful and bright. Then, for the little "snacks" that deans whip up, there is a bright and sparkling kitchen . You must go up and up to the fourth floor tower room to see the favorite spot for get-togethers. It is there that the girls congregate for that nightly 10:00 to 10 :3r0 break in studying. By fall the tower room will be furnished with comfortable leather chairs and sofas, and perhaps a piano for the "sings" we love so much. Crowds in the telephone room are going to be lessened a great deal by hall phones. Each hall has two telephones which are an added convenience, for students' calls can be switched to the nearest extension . This eliminates that inevitable scramble for a raincoat when the buzzer rings for some pajama-clad girl. And speaking of buzzers-even they have improved. When one is buzzed, the :;mall brown slide drops down and a white one comes up. It works almost as a calling card, for if a girl comes in and finds that the disc is white, she knows she has had a call. That always prompts a scurrying run downstairs to look hopefully at the book for a message. Such service! Not only living quarters, but classroom facilities are found in the new building. Four of these rooms are located in the basernent, and will be fully equipped for the fall session. There is a new art room also which will at last give the necessary daylight to the art students. Windows on three sides give the bright and airy atmosphere which the would-be Rembrandts and Michelangelos desire . "Step right this way, folks, and see all the added attractions of the new dormitory!" Yes, ma' am, we think .it's wonderful and welcome any chance to show it off, so remember that the welcome mat is now out and visitors always welcome. You alumnae must come back and see this newest building which is only one more indication of the growth and improvement of Alma Mater. Westhampton has long been outstanding in scholastic achievement and renowned for her campus of natural beauty. Now she continues to maintain her place as a growing and progressive unit of the University .


ALUMNI ELECTBURNETT MILLER, JR. Judge E.Barrett Prettyman Addresses Annual Banquet


Saturday, April 24, 1948, the Law School Association had its Annual Dinner at the Hotel Richmond. William S. Cud lipp , Chairman, had arranged a most delightful occasion. There were 280 people present and a good time was had by all. His Honor, the Mayor of Richmond, Horace H . Edwards, was Toastmaster, and Associate Justice Willis D . Miller, our President , presided. The clan gathered before dinner for a brief visit and an opportunity to meet old friends . This was most congenial. The dinner was good and the speaking interesting. All of the men and women who were present will be back for similar occasions if it is possible for them to be there. President Modlin made a brief address, as did Dean William T . Muse and Mr. Howard Turner , Retiring President of the Student Bar. The speaker of the evening, the Hon. E. Barrett Prettyman , Associate Justice of the Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia, made a most interesting address. He is a Randolph-Macon graduate and told some very amusing tales of the rivalry between Randolph-Macon and Richmond when he was a student. His main address was a challenge to the lawyers, and particularly the young lawyers, to find more simple procedure for administrative agencies. The business session for the Association was then held and the membership committee reported that the Association had 130 annual members, 23 sustaining member s and

BOOKER, FATHERLY ON LOYALTYBOARD Two University of Richmond , alumni, Dunton J.Fatherly , '16, of Eastville, and R. E. Booker , '24, are members of the 10-person loyalty board which will rule on the fidelity of Federal employees in the District of Columbia , and the States of Virginia , Maryland, West Virginia and North Carolina. The board is being established under President Truman's executive order prescribing procedures for the administration of an employees ' loyalty program in the executive branch of the Federal government. The board will be responsible for "adjudication of full field investigations of applicants for and of conditional appointees to competitive civil service positions. Mr. Booker is secretary-treasurer of the Virginia State Bar and is a past president of the University of Richmond's General Society of Alumni. Mr. Fatherly is a member of the State Bar 's grievance committee.

32 life members , making a total membership in the Association of 185. The Memb ership Committee proposed that the next administration put on a membership drive and endeavor to get all the alumni to affiliate with the Association , The Association adopted a resolution directing the Treasurer to pay the Secretary of the Association $100.00 per year as an expense reimbursement , $50.00 to be paid December 1st and $50.00 on June 1st. The Association also adopted a resolution providing that the President of the Law School Association be automatically a member of the Executive Committee of the Alumni Council of the University of Richmond and if the President is already a member of the Executive Committee , then he would designate some other member of the Association a member of the Executive Committee. President Willis D . Miller's report on the year's work was enthusiastically received. H e was very complimentary to the Council and other officers for assistance they had given him. Mr. Joseph L. Savage, Jr., of Fredericksburg, reported for the Nominating Committee as the Hon. Felix E. Edmunds, Chairman of that Committee , was unable to attend the meeting. The following were nominated for the Association Year beginning July 1, 1948: President - Hon. Burnett Miller , Jr. , Judge o~ _the Ninth Circuit, Culpeper, Virginia.

Vice-President - Hon. W . Marshall King, Chairman, Corporation Commission of Virginia , Fredericksburg, Virginia. Executive Sec'y- Miss Virginia Ivey, Law Librarian , University of Richmond Law School, Richmond, °Virginia. Treasurer - David Meade White , Jr. , Esq., Law Bldg., Richmond , Virginia . For a three-year term on the Council to succeed three members whose terms expired, the following were nominated: R. E. Booker, Esq.-Law Building , Richmond, Virginia. Hon. Wm. L. Carleton-Newport News, Virginia. Hon. M . M . Long-St. Paul, Virginia . President-Elect Burnett Miller , in a few brief remarks, pledged himself to do his best for the Association during his term of office. President-Elect Miller, as many of you will recall is an ex-football co-captain at the University of Richmond. After his sojourn at Richmond College , he entered the law school and was graduated in the class of 1931. He returned to Culpeper and practiced law with his father until his father's death. Then, along came the war. He enlisted in the Navy and served with distinction in that [ 11



branch of service for several years and then returned to the practice of law at Culpeper the latter part of 1945. In Janu ary 1946, the Hon. Alex T. Browning , Judge of the Ninth Circuit, retired and the General Assembly of Virginia in 1946 elected Judge Miller to succeed Judge Browning . At the time of his election, Judge Mill er was the youngest Circuit Judge in the State and still holds that distinction. We look for another good year for the Association as we feel its affairs are in most capable hands. The Member ship Committee for this year will put on a very intensive drive to double our membership and it plans to make an effort to get out a directory for the Association. It is with regret that we announce the deaths of the following members of the Bar who were alumni of the University of Richmond Law School: Joseph A. Billingsley , King George, Va. Christopher C. Cousins, Beach, Va . Jesse C. Duke, Baltimore , Md . John S. Eggleston, Richmond, Va. Jasper K. McCotter, Hopewell, Va. Thomas Irving Talley, Richmond, Va. Robert E. Williams, Grundy , Va. Robert H. Wilson, Honaker , Va. We congratulate the twenty-three members of the Senior Class at the Law School (Continued

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FOOTBALLPROFESSIONALISM: CAMPUSCANCER By WILLIAM L. MANER, JR., '40 AS a passing observer and as a college fl. teacher, 1 have been watching with in-

that it is loaded with equivocations and subterfuges shows little scruple in signing a creasing dismay the deepening cynicism with similar statement declaring classwork to be which not only the students and the alumni, his own. If these men could with clear conbut the college administrations have been sciences declare themselves professionals , viewing the football setup. Football and and play football as such with a professional football players have ceased to have any real pride in a job . well done, their characters relation to the rest of school life, and the would then perhaps be in some ways under other so-called major sports (those which construction. can seat the largest number of paying specIn many colleges the coaching staff is tators) are following close behind. In a dis- larger than the staffs of the scientific and cussion of the "Purity Code" (with which liberal arts departments; calculate how long the National Collegiate Athletic Association the chemistry department staff would last if tried to lock the barn door) in a sportswritit devoted all of its time to the training of a er's column recently, the coach at one of few better than average students, and gave Virginia's schools said that the code would the rest of the students a few test tubes to "set football back five years" at his school. amuse themselves with. This is what hapWhat he meant was that it would delay his pens in the athletic departments in many program of complete professionalism to t_he schools. The chief expenditure of time and point where his teams could compete with effort, as well as money, is devoted to the dethe higher paid professional teams from velopment of varsity teams which will make other colleges for five years. Football, or any a good showing on the sports pages of the other athletic contest, is not going to be set nation, so that the reputation of the school back any time by the discrediting of hired can be maintained. Any red-blooded alumnus participants. or student will, of course, blush with shame The age-old arguments and rationalizato see that his Alma Mater has been placed tions are falling down. Football is not, re- in the scornful position of being the losing gardless of the pious cries of coaches and team. Very few blush with the same fever "sports fans," a character builder. College at the same weaknesses in the academic side. professors anywhere can testify to the type I have yet to hear of or meet a student with of characters it has built. It has been their a brilliant talent for history or language or sad experience to discover that a man who writing, or even acting or music, being given signs an "eligibility form" declaring that he an automobile to persuade him to attend one is an "amateur" when he knows full well school rather than another. The holy cry which arose recently when the Southern Conference officials met and pronounced some expensive and vital wheels in several football machines ineligible was a sorry example of the moral state to which amateur football has fallen. The attorney for one of these mistreated young men with long face and pious eyes cried that the boy had been undone, and the school should be made to allow this boy to play football like any other student, "if he so desired." He darn well better desire! What of the student who, though not so gifted, might also desire to learn football under competent instruction? He, of course, can go out for football too. But the athletic program, rather than aiming at championship public teams, should be devoted primarily to the developWilliam L. Maner, Jr. , whose article ment of good training for everyone, regard"F ootball Prof essionalism: Campus Cancer, " less of special talent. There should be comappears on this page, is a member of the petent instruction in a variety of sports for English faculty in the University of Rich- anyone who chooses to sign up for such a mond. His prose and verse have appeared in course, and this should be the chief and only a number of outstanding publications , in- end of an athletic department, on a par with cluding The New Yorker. other departments in the academic program. The argument is that football scholarships


give men who would not be able to afford college a chance at an education . So does burglary give a man a chance at more "gracious living ," by providing him the money, but in both cases, the education in fundamental principles is on the same level, as long as the farcical pretense at amateurism is maintained. The newspapers are in part to blame for the effect, if not the cause. The artificial frenzy into which sports writers whip themselves and their sports pages at the drop of a punt contributes in part to the current attitude. They are, they say, giving the public what it wants. The public, they have learned, will take what it can get, and they give it them with a calloused cyncism which beggars comparison. Even in well-considered, levelheaded papers like the ones in Richmond, where a headline still shows some evaluation of news importan ce, the sports page gives the public the needle with hopped up headlines and streamers, and that pitifully impotent dilution of the English language called "sportswriting." The frankly belittling attitude that the sports editors of these papers take toward any but the rankest professionalism has done its part in the degeneration of the whole athletic setup. When sports writers • develop a conscience toward their work, perhaps athletics will assume its proper place as a healthy form of diversion and relaxation for vigorous minds and bodies. But it won't until the schools and that eager little group of interested alumni and friends realize that their time, their efforts and their subsidies are doing irreparable harm to the entire student body. It's a fungus growth that can be cut out when professional football is cut out. These men with their automobiles and their charge accounts are doing as much harm as if they were peddling cocaine directly to the students. This active cynicism has its roots in this s!Ilall coterie, while the larger group of friends and alumni sit and watch its fruits, in victory or defeat . But the cynicism is spreading, and those who don't pay are beginning to comment. The dismaying fact is that the coments are not that the system is an evil one, but that the system ought to be made to pay off better. It seems to me that it's about time to recall that the ideal of the college student is not a skinful of muscles racing arounq on four wheels with the top down, but something more decent. It's about time to give a passing glance at the damage being done as the stain widens.

RecordAlumnaeDay AttendanceAll Around Westhampton By ELEANOR PITTS, '48

By RUTH PHILLIPS STARKE, '43 ESTHAMPTON COLLEGE Alumnae made the year '47-' 48 a full and memW orable period in the annals of their organ ization, and the numbers of returning graduates to be seen on the campus on June 5 was proof of the enthusiasm and vitality of the Association . Attendance for Homecoming reached a new high. The day's activities began with a meeting of the Association 's Board and Registration at 10 :00 a.m. Reunion classes for the year numbered six: '18, '23, '28, '38, '43, and '46, and the high spirits of class reunions added tremendously to the color and enjoyment of the day. Alumnae Hour began at 11 :00 a.m. with Harriet Sharon Willingham, '26, National President of the Westhampton College Alumnae Association, presiding. She introduced Ruth Phillips Starke, '43, Homecoming Chairman, who presented the morning speaker, Dr. Louise Fry Galvin, '26, Director of the Crippled Children's Bureau, State Health Department. Dr. Galvin spoke on the subject of Rheumatic Fever and the legislative, social, and medical aspects of the program. Following Dr. Galvin, Helen Travis Crawford, '33, lyric soprano, delighted the group with several very beautiful numbers. She was accompanied by George Harris. At the conclusion of the program, Margaret Leake, Chairman of the Swimming Pool Fund, was presented and the Auction Sale for the benefit of the fund got underway. Order gave way to bedlam as Dean Raymond Pinchbeck appeared in the role of auctioneer and began his spiel. Bids on the articles made or contributed by alumnae gained momentum as Dr. Pinchbeck glow-

ingly pointed out the merits of each item, and his delightful auctioneering provided a great deal of merriment. Luncheon was served in the Tea Room at one o'clock and was followed by the annual business meeting. The three nominees for the Association's representative to the Board of Trustees were announced. They include May Thompson Evans, '21, Camilla Wimbish Lacy, ' 23, and Harriet Sharon Willingham, '26. One of these will be chosen by the Board for membership. Five new Alumnae Board Members-at -Large were presented : Mary Clay Camp, '18, Frances Shipman Sutton, '18, Billie Gordon Atwill, '25, Nora Turpin Turner, '28, and Lelia Gardner Hathaway, '43. Leslie Booker, National Alumnae Association Secretary, presented her reports on the year's activities and the finances of the Association. Her reports clearly indicated the growth and support of the work undertaken by alumnae and promised an even brighter prospect for future service and achievement. The excellent work of the Swimming Pool Committee, headed by Margaret Leake, was reported. The reports of local club presidents on their programs and activities showed increased strength and enthusiasm in the local groups. After the adjournment of the business session there were no scheduled activities until 6: 30 p .m. when the annual Homecoming Banquet was held in Keller Hall with Dr. Susan M. Lough as guest of honor. With Harriet Willingham presiding delightfully as toastmistress the evening's program began with the Invocation, pronounced by Dr. Boatwright, Chancellor of the University.

WO days after 121 Westhampt0nites moved into South Court you would have thought they had been there all year round . Becoming completely at home in short order, many of these favored daughters of Alma Mater lived in what seemed like hotel luxury for the last two months of their college years. The Class of '48 will never forg et the anticipation, the impatience and finaHy, the sheer jubilation which attended its entrance as the first class in South Court. Taking advantage of special funds set aside by the Richmond Area University Center, the International Relations Club sponsored a special series of authoritative speakers on the United Nations during April to increase student information. Later in the month the Alumnae presented a valuable Vocational Guidance Forum for the benefit of girls who wished to know more about the requirements and qualifications for a career in a particular field of work. Prominent women from various fields spoke in the panel discussion series. For the first time, May Day was declared a Westhampton holiday. Something else unusual was the weather; for the first time in five years it was warm, sunny and clear. Mingling the old and the new, to traditional May Day festivities was added an international theme, costumir.g and other decorations colorfully representing many nations. The Band, one of the several University groups reorganized this year after being hard hit by the war, presented a highly successful May concert in the Greek Theatre to obtain funds for official uniforms . Be on the lookout for their snappy red and blue suits at the games this fall. The long unanswered plea of dozens of

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Ruth Phillips Starke, '43, Alumnae Day Chairman, sells a banquet ticket to Helen Travis Crawford, '33. Dr. Susan M. Lough, professor emeritus of history, looks on.

"Going once, going twice . . . . " Dean Raymond B. Pinchbeck comes across the Lake to serve as auctioneer at a sale for the benefit of the swimming pool fund. His assistant is Margaret Leake, chairman .

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T'S a good thing Dick Esleeck stayed out of politics. His aversion to promises would have kept him from running a close second in an election for dogcatcher. For instance, the new Spider coach will gladly tell you he expects to greet some SS candidates when fall training starts September 1, that there'll be some good prospects and some not so good, and that Sugar Ralston should be a super whiz bang in his final season in a Richmond uniform. But if you think he'll open up and go whistling in the dark about a season chocked with victories, you just don 't know Mr. Esleeck. It seems there are two sides to the situation and the other side doesn't gleam. In the first place, the gridiron roll won't be dotted with freshmen. And in the second



When Dick Esleeck started shopping around for an end coach, he quit looking when he came across Newell (Red) Irwin. The Spiders ' head coach remembered Irwin well-a lmost too well. For it was Irwin's John Marshall High eleven that almost rubb ed out the State championship dreams of Esleeck's Wilson High club. As it was, Wilson went on to win the Virginia Group I crown although John Marshall was just a gnat's whisker away. Esleeck had plenty of reason to admire the red-haired Tennesseean. In a year's time Irwin had done a complete turnabout at John Marshall. And he'd done it without the aid of mirrors or a sudden influx of new players. With virtually the same team that won only once in ten tries in 1946, Irwin had brought John Marshall to within a game of the State title by winning nine and losing only one in 1947-exactly opposite from the previous season.

place, last year's roster has been clipped by more than 20 names. To make the varsity, a candidate will have to prove two things. First, that he's able to block and tackle like a demon, or if a newcomer, that he's a graduate of the armed forces. The freshmen rules go back into effect this year and all those fabulous high schoolers (Mr. Esleeck has "no comment") will have to put in a year's boot on the frosh squad. _So-0-0-0, Esleeck figures the best thing for him is to keep his mouth shut. The most he'll say is "miracles do happen and that's what we'll need to break .S00." Don 't get the idea that the portly Esleeck is going pessimistic. Not at all. He 's merely stating a fact for, after all, replacements for fellows like Jack Wilbourne , Joe LaLuna, Carroll Richard and Reid Spencer don 't just fall out of a clear sky. But then things could be worse. Dick beams like a Cheshire cat when he mentions Ralston. Sugar is the fellow who's charged with making Esleeck's single wing work this fall. And if you want Dick's opinion , Ralston is going to make the other fullbacks around the State look like something left over from the junior varsity. Two years ago the 19S-pounder stepped off a ground-gaining average of better than seven yards every time he carried the ball. Last year injuries slowed him down to around four yards per tote. Under the single wing - and incidentally, that's the formation Sugar prefers-he may operate better than ever. If all goes well, Halfback Cotton Billingsley, the much underrated Fredericksburger, will fit into the tailback slot. Mike Cocco, whose kidney injury sidelined him last fall, may get the wingback call-if his injury has healed sufficiently. Another strong contender will be Dick Hensley of Martinsville. The heir apparent to LaLuna's passing job seems to be Graham (Corky) Brimm, slender sophomore from Mobile, Ala. Wilbourne' s kicking role is still open. Bernie Hofbauer , the bruising 200-pound New Jerseyite, is the best bet for the blocking back assignment. That brings up the line problem. In a nutshell, the ends stack up as good catch, no weight, the tackles rugged but short on experience, the guards hard-hitting and solid, and the centers untried. Shorty Long of Fredericksburg and Doug MacLachlan of Montclair, N. J., are both small for ends but are capable receivers. Their stranglehold on the first string positions will be threatened by Aubrey (Buddy) Rosser of Hampton and Corky Hohmann of Chicago. To offset the loss of Spencer and Richard at tackle, Esleeck plans to shift big Wes [ 14]

Curtier over from guard. Teaming up with Curtier may be Steve Henkes, a second year man from Racine , Wis. , or Sheldon Rooth, another Chicagoan . Or Ellett McGeorge, senior from Beulahville may get the nod. Russ Gulick, a fierce 200-pounder from Vermont, will likely go with veteran John Zizak at guard. Gulick was out from the first game last season with a knee wound. Harry Bode, the tough New Jersey returnee, will campaign for a starting post along with Marion Wilkotz, a Cleveland native who's been switched from center, and Bill Farmer , a holdover guard . The pivot has Esleeck scratching his head . Jack Jones and Merle Darrah, who handled the job last fa!], are both gone . Yank Dulaney, a transfer from Tennessee who was an outstanding high school player in Richmond some seasons back, may take over. But Dulaney first must beat out returnees Paul Atwell of Marietta, Ohio, and Don Anderson of Washington. Dick admits the outlook would be brighter if he could use some of the freshmen he hears are on their way to dear old SpiderJand. Four of the boys on his 1947 Wilson High Schoo] state champion team are following him to Richmond. Three of them made the All-State eleven, and one of them -- Fullback Billy Farris-was picked for the AllAmerica high school squad. Farris is Esleeck's prize product and he expects to see him succeed to Ralston', shoes next year or the year after. The other newcomers from h'yar , yonder and everywhere make Esleeck figure things should take a turn for the better in a ccuple of years. At this writing, he was going through an extreme case of mental agony wondering whether a young phenom who ran ahead of All-America Buddy Young as a freshman at 111inois might decide to pack his grips and head Southward. According to the story, the fellow has since been in the Army and hasn't made up his mind whether to return to 111inoisor enter Richmond. He'd like to play baseball, but at the Midwestern school football is a year 'round proposition and there simply is no time for the diamond. His speed makes Esleeck fairly drool. He did the 440 in SO seconds flat in the mud to set a new 111inois State record. The Virginia record on a dry surface is S 1 seconds. So much for the prospects. How will those prospects be moulded into a winning combination? Well, here's the way Dick explains it: "Blocking and tackling, blocking and tackling, blocking and tackling. You just can't get too much of these things. You may have a group of Notre Darners on your (Continued

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On The SpringSportsFront BASEBALL ALTHOUGH t,he 1948 baseballseason of£1. fered little to shout about :rs our Spiders won only two of eight games with "Big Six" opponents, there were two very handsome consolation prizes. Coach Mac Pitt turned up the best freshman pitcher of the year in Billy Mitchell of Madison, Va., who won a place on the Associated Press All-State team, and Charlie Mattox, who alternated between shortstop and second base, won the State Collegiate batting championship with a towering .452. Mattox was something less than terrific afield but improved "after his transfer to second base and the wiry veteran should have a great season in 1949. And, like the Brooklyn Dodgers, our Spiders are shouting, "wait until next year." Although the Associated Press gave an All-State berth only to Billy Mitchell , Radio Station WMBG which broadcast Richmond baseball games (the play-by-play was done by Allan Phaup, '4 0) did much better for the Spiders on its 1948 All-State team which was selected by coaches. In addition to Mitchell, WMBG gave first place positions to Angelo Setien, peppery catcher, and to Cotton Billingsley, center fielder. Mattox was given a berth on the second team. (The AP poll gave Billingsley a second team position behind Randolph-Macon 's Bob Churn.) Our Spiders suffered from infield weakness, which had been expected, and from weakness on the mound-which was totally unexpected. Captain Bob Kilpatrick who had pitched the Richmonders to the State championship last year just didn't have his stuff, and Big Dan Ramer couldn't win for losing. Mitchell won four of his six engagements and should be a first-class pitcher next year. Jerry Frampton, a left-handed freshman , should be a valuable member of the mound staff in '49, and so should Ralph Graves, who also should be a big help on the basis of his hitting. He was used effectively as a pinch hitter during the past campaign . With the switch of Mattox to second base and Walter (Bo) Nelson from second to shortstop, the Spiders finished the season with a fairly competent infield . Freshman Bob Stephens was a competent first baseman and a potent stick wielder at the plate. Graham Morris was a fairly competen t fielder at third base but was little help offensively. The outfield was composed of Walter Bolen in left , Billingsley in center field, and Linwood (Bubber) Metzger in right field. Of the regulars, only Metzger and Captain Bob Kilpatrick will be lost to the 1949 Spiders who will be captained by Angelo Setien and Dan Ramer, who should compose a first-rate battery. If they had had the pitching, the 1948

Spiders might have made a successful defense of their State title. As a matter of fact, they won their first six engagements but V. P.I. broke the spell with an 8 to 7 triumph. The Spiders couldn't beat any of the Big Six teams with the exception of William and Mary 's Indians who twice had their ears pinned back, 6 to 0, and S to 2.

TRACK It didn't score many points, but the University of Richmond track team developed some good performers who should form the nucleus for a winning combination next season. Chief among them is Doug Maclachlan who set a new mark of 6 feet , 2 inches in the high jump, erasing the record of 6 feet, 1/s inch made by Dick Thistlethwaite in 1942. As in other sports, freshmen were permitted to compete in track and celebrated by breaking three record s and tying another. o ·f course, Maclachlan's mark in the high jump not only· set a varsity record but wiped from the books the freshman record of S feet , 111/s inches set by H. V. (Sonny) Joyce in 1931. Keith Loury' s discus throw of 134 feet, 10½ inches in the Wake Forest meet bettered the freshman mark of 130 feet, 2 inches set by Jack Sanford in 1936. Similarly Shelden Rooth's mark of 43 feet, 1 inch in the V.M.I. meet set a new freshman shot put record. The previous record of 42 feet, 8¾ inches was set by Harold McVay in 1938. When Graham (Corky) Brimm cleared the bar at 11 feet, 6 inches against V.P.I. he joined three other performers in a tie for the

freshman record . Other co-hold ers are Sonny Joyce {1931) , J.C. (Jimmy) West (1932), and Clinton Moore ( 1939). (Clint Moore holds the varsity record of 12 feet, 8 inches.) Although he broke no records , one of the best point getters on the squad was · Ronny Ziemek, the one-man gang from Chicago, who participated in the· dashes, broad jump, low hurdles, and pole vault. ·· The trackmen shi:n\/ed tci best advantage in the field and weight events. If Russ Crane can uncover a few runners to add balance to the team the Spiders may press some of the top conten'ders. in the Big Six next season. The 1949 harriers will be captained by Claude Thoinas, quarter-mile and half:miler , who succeedea the diminutive Jimmy ' Sease, mile and two-miler: · After opening their season with,. a victory over Wake apd the Newport News Apprentice Sch_ool'in' a triangular meet , the harriers remaine _q undefeated by defeating Washington and Lee, 83 1/3 to 47¥3. They defeated Wake Forest in a . later meet but were snowed under by V.M.I., V.P.I., and William and Mary.

TENNIS-GOLF The tennis team won 9 of 17 engagem ent s and the golfers won 5 of 11 but neither won any victories from Big Six or Southern Conference foes. The golf team , the first since the war, was ably captained by J. B. Hall, one of the city's outstanding young players. Jerry Cunningham was the number one man on the tennis team.

GREAT DAY FOR THE DEMOCRATS. Southpaw hurler J. Vaughan Gary, ' 12, was one of a quartet of twirlers who worked for the Democrats in the annual baseball game against the Republicans . The Democrats won, 24 to 13. (It was a pitcher's battle.) (Left to right, are): Wheeler of Georgia, pitcher; Rivers of South Carolina, outfielder; Riley of South Carolina, utility; Gary of Virginia; Pickett of Texas, First base; Priest, Tennessee, utility, and " Fishbait " Miller, assist.ant to the manager .


VenezuelaAwakens Plummeting 4,000 feet down from atop a vast cliff of !ock ~eep in the remote back country of Venezuela, Angel Falls 1s a sight few white men have seen, writes Boyce Loving, ' 19, in describing a recent trip to Venezuela. . , . . He speaks with enthusiasm of Venezuela s h~ntmg and . fishmg potentialities. 'Tve never seen more game ... birds and ammalsand rarely as many freshwater fish (can't go back on Chile). It's a sportsman's paradise!" . . Mr. Loving -lives in Santiago, Chile. "The nature of my m1ss10n to Chile may not be revealed at this juncture," he writes, "but I can say that it includes fishing, hunting and the writing of two or three plays that have been impounded in me for some time; also, perhaps a melody or two." · One of those melodies, "Volcano," was given a performance by Tom Scott, the " American Troubadour ," over Radio Station WQXR, NewYork Times musical outlet in New York City. Mr. Loving was much impressed by Venezuela's tremendous strides toward progress in recent years. "Wherever one goes in Venezuela," he writes, "he sees new evidence of the fact that Venezuela has awakened: new schools, new highways, new hospitals; bridges, aqueducts and irrigation projects; low-cost housing projects; government-operated restaurants; government-operated markets; public works of many types; agricultural experiment stations; reforestation projects; dock and water front facilities being expanded; AND, 011! "Venezuela is in a 'most-favored' nation position. Its present leaders are young, intelligent and aggressive. They have ideas, and, most important of all, they have the wherewithal with which to give concrete application to their desires to bring their nation apace with modern civilization-fabulous receipts from the development of the oil resources of the country.


by Ruth


"These are fascinating times in Venezuela ! It is most interesting to watch a potential giant rouse from centuries of conquistador and dictator depression and repression. Venezuela is discovering its own strength. The past rulers were not all bad and the present leaders are not all good. In the past, however, the bad predominated; at present, the good. Venezuela awakens!"

A Tribute To Vi~giniaBaptists (Continued from page 3)

life to Virginia Baptists-not only as a great editor of the R eligious Herald, but as one of the leaders in determining the policies and ideals of the denomination. He was also a lifelong friend -and a trustee of the University of Richmond. An outstanding member of this group, is, of course, Dr. F. W. Boatwright, who has not only wrought a miracle in strengthening and expanding the University of Richmond , and giving it a secure place in American Education, but for more than half a century he has played an important role in the leadership of the Association and has been particularly influential in leading the way to satisfactory conclusions when controversial questions were being considered. His sound judgment and his strong devotion to the Association have been fully recognized, and have had great weight in the counsels of the denomination. In the struggle for religious freedom in this country, which began in colonial times and which continues to this day, Virginia Baptists have been pioneers. They are true champions of this cause, as they will defend the right to religious freedom for others, as well as for themselves. It is a significant thing that Virginia Baptists established a Christian college of the liberal type, knowing that no college is worthy of the name which does not have all reasonable freedom in its teaching

and in its search for truth. It is well to keep clearly in mind the important truth, that a Christian college of the liberal type which has the backing of a great body of Christians and which at the same time is facing the world for service, not only functions as a worthy educational institution, but it, in fact, promotes far better the interests of the denomination i,tself. Young people in ever-increasing numbers are coming to the University of Richmond, where they receive excellent training in a positively Christian atmosphere . They go out from here to all parts of the nation and to the very ends of the earth to assume positions of leadership in all walks of life, and wherever they go they carry with them the spirit of Virginia. Virginia Baptists have every reason to be proud of their achievements during the years, but a celebration of this sort will be of little value if it contents itself with rejoicing in the past accomplishments of the Association and fails to lay upon the hearts of the present generation the solemn obligation to build upon the foundations which have been bequeathed to them and go courageously forward to yet greater achievements. Such a celebration should be not simply a glorification of the past, but a challenge for the future .

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from page 14)

squad, but if they can't block and tackle you can't win. "We're going to learn fundamentals if we have to stay up to midnight. There's no sense having a batch of fancy plays if the players can't carry them out. "I want my squad to know •how to play football well. They may not have fifty or sixty tricky plays which they can't remember anyway. But they'll know what to do and when to do it and the plays they do learn, they'll learn well." That's straight from the man himself. And the man's high school record shows he knows what he's talking about. That record lists four state champion clubs not no one single losing team. But this is college coaching, bub. What's the difference? Not much, says Dick. He doesn't think he's bitten off more than he can chew.

All Around Westhampton (Continued from page 13)

history majors was finally answered late in May when a chapter of Phi Alpha Theta, national honorary history society, was installed on the campus. An excellent incentive for scholarship, the minimum requirements for membership are a B plus average in history and a B average in all other subjects. Tommy Dorsey's famous band played for Finals on June 3-4. The ancient Millhiser, scrubbed and gaily bedecked with crepe paper, will be long remembered as the scene of our last undergraduate dance. June 5, Alumnae Day, chock full of activities and reunion fun, held only one sad note: the retirement speech at the AlumnaeSenior Banquet of Dr. Susan Lough. For thirty-three years a beloved professor at W. C., Dr. Lough leaves in the . fall for a six months ' trip to England and the continent. We received our annuals, the handsomest, thickest (222 pp.) annuals since the war, on Graduation Day, June 7. At last the necessary material and money to put out a Universi ty yearbook was obtained and we have one to be proud of. You might know that the lovely weather of May Day would not be repeated for Commencement. An hour before the services rain began to pour as it can only on Westhampton Hill and chairs were hastily moved from the Greek Theatre to the Chapel. Of the 117 wide-eyed freshmen who entered Westhampton in 1944, eighty of us received our diplomas from Dr. Modlin that eve~ing. We felt sentimental and sad, yet tnumphant: sentimental on leaving the tradition s and friends we had lived with for so long ; triumphant with the knowledge t~at the ever terrible exams, parallel, expenments and comprehensives were over at last. The nigh t of June 7 we slept in blissful know-it-allness, with visions of quick and easy glory ahead. Realizing that post-graduation uncertainty and hard knocks would soon cloud over our optimism, yet the faith and ideals taught us during four cherished years would be ours forever.

McKEE: Brigad·ierGeneral The appointment of John L. McKee, professor of Military Science and Tactics at UCLA, to the rank of Brigadier General was recently confirmed by the U. S. Senate. Born and reared in Richmond, General McKee obtained secondary schooling at John Marshall High School. After graduation in 1911 he attended VMI for two years, and from there transferred to the University of Richmond. In 1917 General McKee, then a Lieutenant, participated in the campaigns along the Mexican Border, and by the end of World War I, he had seen action in such battles as the Aisne, the Aisne-Marne as well as service in the defensive sector of ChampagneMarne. In 1924 he attended the Army Infantry School and a little over a decade later he went to the Army War College following graduation from the Command and Staff School at Fort Leavenworth in 1932 . Just prior to the entry of the United States into World War II, General McKee was a member of the War Department General Staff and Chief of the Pacific Theater of War, War Plans Division. In the fall of 1942 he was assigned to the 8th Motorized Division and was appomted Brigadier General (Temporary) on September 10 of that year. The following year he was assigned as Assistant Division Commander of the 87th Infantry Division, which saw active combat for the ensuing two years on the battlefields of Europe. The Division participated in 154 days of consecutive combat in France, Luxembourg and Germany.

Reverted to the rank of Colonel, on January 9, 1946 he was assigne_d as profess~r of Military Science and Tactics at the Umversity of California, at Los Angeles . He:will leave this post this summer to a~sume new responsibilities in Europe. In addition to a number of service medals which include the World War I Victory Medal with three offensive and one defensive battle clasp and the European Theater Medal with three battle stars, General McKee holds the following decorations: Silver Star Medal, Legion of Merit , Bronze Star wit,h Oak Leaf Cluster and the French Croix de Guerre with palm.

Corporate Ownership and Control ( Excerpts from Alumni Day address by J. B. Woodward, '07, president of the Newport News Shipbuilding and Dry Dock Company.)

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1886Rev. T. R. Corr, who has retired from active teaching after a notable career at the School for the Blind at Muskogee, Okla., writes from Edmond, Okla ., that he has to ove rcom e "adverse weather conditions and multiple pests " to make his garden grow.

1888Dr. W . H. Baylor, who retired from the active ministry after more than a half-century of fruitful service , was invited back to Grace Church in Baltimore, May 2 to preach on the 50th anniversary of his first sermon as pastor there. On the Church rolls are eig htyfive members who were in the Church when Dr. Baylor completed his pastorate-thirteen who were there when he began it. After his graduation from Southern Baptist Theological Seminary in Louisville, Dr. Baylor accepted a call to Grace Church in 1898 and remained there until 1915 when he became secretary of the Maryland Baptist State Mission Board. In 1927 he accepted a call to the Park View Baptist Church where he remained for fifteen years.

1894Dr. W. F. Dunaway, professor emeritus of American History at Pennsylvania State College, has been commissioned by the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission to edit and rewrite the two-volume work on Frontier Forts of Pennsylvania. Dr. Dunaway, the youngest and tallest member of the class of 1894, of which he was vice-president , carried away with him at graduation the Greek Medal.

1895Dr. James H. Franklin, although he has retired from the active ministry, participates in the religious life of the comm unity and is a frequent visitor on the campus which is in easy walking distance of his home at 6430 Roselawn Road. His full career included severa l pastorates, twenty-two years as foreign secretary of the American Baptist Foreign Mission Society, and ten years as president of Crozer Theological Seminary.

1898Dr. Wortley F. Rudd , dean eme ritu s of the School of Pharmacy at the Medical College of Virginia, received the honorary degree of Doctor of Humanities from Tampa University in June. Dean Rudd, who recently won the Herty award for outstan din g contributions to chemistry in the Southeast, was cited by Tampa Univers ity as "c hemist , scientist, professor and educator, distinguished citizen of the South, and co-founder of the Southern Association of Science and Industry. " Meanwhil e, the Virginia section of the American Chemical Society voted him an award for his achievements in improving the professional standing of chemists. John E. Johnson, in a lett er to classmate William L. Prince, says he has retired after thirty years of service with the Virginia · Pilot Association at Norfolk . "Was it Dr. Mitchell, " he asks, "who said he expected to rea d Latin in heaven ' I won't bother about that; if I may get there and be entire ly comfortable, I'll be happy-and especially so if I may meet the old teachers and classmates ."

June 10th was "University of Richmond Day " at the Bolles School, Jacksonville , where Principal E. S. Ligon awarded diplomas to seventy graduates. Capt. Francis Lee Albert (ChC), '19, . preached the baccalaureate sermon, and President Hillis Miller, '24, of the University of Florida delivered the commencement address.

1901Rev. Percy Pemberton , a minister and teacher since his graduation, is now with the Zambesi Mission in Nyasaland, Africa. Dr. J . W. Cammack, after supplying the First Baptist Church at Prescott, Arizona, since last November, has returned to his home in University Heights , Richmond, for the summer months.

1902~ Afte,t more than forty years of continuous service in the ' ministry, the last eighteen with the Marion (Va.) Baptist Church, the Rev. William Hugh Carter has retired from the pastorate and is now devoting hi s time to supply work and religious education.

1903Back in the States after forty years in the mis sion field, the Rev. James C. Quarles is residing at 2600 Fernhill Avenue, Richmond . His work has been done at Montevideo in Uruguay; at Buenos Aires where he spent fifteen years , and at Mendoza in the Argentine.

1904When Baltimore dedicated a bronze equestrian statue memorializing Generals Robert E. Lee and Thomas Jonathan (Stonewall) Jackson in May, Dr. Douglas Southall Freeman made the address. The distinguished editor of the Richm ond News Leader and biographer of Lee said Lee and Jackson composed the "g reatest combat team " in military history. He said the South lost the war but won the peace.

1905c. W. Dickinson

, Jr., director of school librarie s and textbooks for the Virginia Department of Education, is grooming seven grandchildren for the University. In his important job with the State, Mr. Dickinsqn supervises the public school library service, the preparation and distribution of lists of approved books and other teaching materials, the purchase of teaching materia ls with State aid, and the distribution of these materials to the schools.

1906Morris Sayre received the hon or cup award of the Lehigh Club of New York at the club's spring dinner. Mr. Sayre received his M.E. from Lehigh rn 1908.

1908Dr. E. P. Wightman has been connected for the past twenty-eight years with the Eastman Kodak Company at Rochester , N. Y.; for the first seventeen years as research chemist in the Kodak Research Laboratories, and since then as a technical editor in the Sales Service Division. He is married and has two sons, Arthur, Yale, '43, who is now a graduate student in nuclear physics at Princeton, and Robert, a third-year student at the Yale School of Fine Art. The Wightmans live at 85 Harding Road, Rochester 12, N. Y.

1912Dr. E. P. T. Tyndall was recently awarded a contract for research on internal friction of metal crystals by the National Advisory Committee for Aerona utics. The contract calls for the payment of $ 11,0.00 to the University of Iowa by the N.A.C.A.



for one year of research. Earle Lutz has retired as secretary of the Republican State Central Committee and the party's executive director in order to give his undivided time to completing a contract with the Richmond World War II History Committee.

1915Dr. Henry E. Garrett, head of the department of psychology at Columbia University, is lecturin g this summer at the University of Hawaii. Dr. Dudley P . Bowe, of Baltimore, president of the Star Spangled Banner Flag House Association, Inc., calls attention to the "usual slump in national morale which follows all great wars," and says that the "need for keeping the flag and the national ideals for' which it stand 's before us is particularly vital arid important af the present time." An effective observance of "N ational Flag Week" was carried out under his leadership.

1916Dr. R. C. McDanel, national president of Omicron Delta Kappa, was the keynote speaker at a regional meeting of the organization at V.P.I. recently. The meeting was attended by representatives from the University of Richmond, William and Mary, Randolph-Macon, Hampden-Sydney , Virginia, and w ·ashington and Lee. Col. Thomas R. Aaron, now commanding officer at Fort Armstrong, T. H ., located in the harbor of Honolulu, ·in a note accompanying his ballot for alumni officers says that "a fter over thirty years I still know and remember pleasantly most of th~ ones for whom I voted." · This from John J. Wicker, Jr.: "John J. Wicker Hunt-future Richmond football player - born at San Francis-co, January 22, son of Lila Wicker Hunt (Westhampton, 1942). Named for me ([ say) and for my dad (h e says). "

1917Dr. Claudius. 0. Johnson has been signally honored by elect10n to Phi Beta Kappa Associates a select organization of approximately 200 of th~ more than 100,000 members of the scholarship fraternity. Dr. Johnson, who is head of the department of history and political science at the State College of Washington at Pullman, is the author of Government in the United States and American National Government , texts which are used in some 200 colleges and universities. Jam es H. Barnett, Jr., a member of the law faculty of the University of Richmond since 1920 was initiated recently into Omicron Delta Kapp ; as an alumnus member. Rev. George West Diehl, pastor of the First Presbyterian Church of Corpus Christi , Texas, has written a brochure , "We Presbyterians," which presents the history of the denomination and some of its distinctiv e creeds . It was published by the young people of the church who will receive all the proceeds from its sale. Mr. Diehl also wrote the words for a cantata, Laus Deo , which was given its premiere on Easter Sunday.

1918Percy Ryland Fox writes from Bluefield that daughters, Nina Caro lyn, four and a half , and Rebecca Ryland , one plus, are looking forward to enrolling in Westhampton.

1920Rev. Jesse R. Hite celebrated his 27th month in the Virginia Avenue Church pastorat e at Hagerstown, Maryland, by paying off an $8,000 mortgage on the building. Mr. Hite is a member of the board of trustees of Southern Baptist Theological Seminary at Louisville.

1921George C. Richwine, deputy clerk of Richmond Chancery Court, has accepted a position as assistant title officer of the Ri<:hmond branch of the Lawyers Title Insurance Corporation.

1922Rus sell W. Eanes has been nam ed agency supervisor of the Atlantic Life Insurance Company. Previously he had served six years as general agent of the Protective Life Insurance Company. R. M. Copenhav er heads the R & D Corporatio n at Bristol, Tenn. -Va., which manufactures some 30,000 to 50,000 wood turnings daily for the Northern Electric Company, Canadian Government, the Western Electric Company, and A. T . & T. During the war his organization manufactured carbon parts which were used rn the construct10n of the atomic bomb. From the National Kunming Teachers College in Kunming, China, Cheng-Yang Hsu is acting as adm inistrator for the White 's Chest whic h aids underprivileged and starving Chinese. The White 's Chest, which was founded by Edward S. White, has its headquart ers in Atlanta. The report submitted to Mr. Whit e by Mr. H su tel Is of the donations of large sums of money to sick Chinese families, strugglin g students, and other deserving persons.

1923Bruce (Bee) Stockton is in Southern Korea w_ith the Twenty-fourth Corps as Dir ector of Civilian Personnel.

1924Dr. Elton C. Cocke has been elevated to associate professor of biology at Wake Forest College where he has been a member of the faculty since 1938. Wake Forest College "is very proud," he writes, "to claim President Modlin as one of its alumni." Dr. Thomas A. D ekle writes that Thomas Allison, now a sop homore in Tennessee Military Institute, expect s to be ready for Richm ond College by 1951. . Rev. E. H. Puryear has been pasto'r of the Fir st Baptist Church at Avon Park, Fla., since 1944, and has taken an active part in the civic as well as the religious lif e of the community. _He has served two terms as a director of the Highlands County Tuberculosis Association, and_ as president of the Avon Park Children's Committee. He has served as a member of the Baptist State Mis sion Board, and as president of the Avon Park Ministers' Association, and of the Highland s County Association of Churches. Before movrng to Florida, Mr. Puryear had served churches in Arhngton County and at Gate City. Mr s. Puryear 1s the former Louis e T eten, a Furman graduate. The Furyears have three children. . C. W. (Foot s) Mill er of Fredericksburg wntes that his daughter Corinda, was recent ly married to Samuel E. Ove;ley, Jr., who is studying mechanical engineering at V.P.I. . The editorship of the Claim Divi sion Bulletrn is the latest "in-addition-to-other-duties" assignment of Davi s T. Ratcliffe, educational director of the New Amsterdam Casualty Company in Baltimore.

1925John R. Cheatham, who operates the Key Chevrolet Sales at Frederick, Md. , is pining to return to the campus and to visit old friends in Richmond. Right now he 's too busy selling Chevrolets and Cadillacs.

1927After twelve years with the Federal Government, first with the Department of Agriculture and then with the Department of Justice (F.B.I .), L. James Harmanson , Jr., has returned to private industry. Since January 1st he has been administrative counsel with the National Council of Farmer Cooperatives in Washington . Dr. Thomas Eugene West has returned to his pastoral duties at the Dudley Street Baptist Church in Boston after a two-month tour of South America with his bride, the former Gene Newton of

Richmond. The congregation gave Dr. and Mr s. West an automobile as a wedding pr esent. Winston F . Dawson is now employed as a budget analyst for the War Assets Administration. He was mustered out of the army in 1946, after three years of service during which he rose from private to chief warrant officer. Since August 23, 1942 he has been married to the former Eleanor Rivers Brown of Logan, W. Va.



Lee Smith, who operates Smith Drugs in Omaha, has been elected president of the Omaha Chapter of the Cooperative Club Internat10nal for the fiscal year July 1, 1948 to June 30, 1949. W. G. (Cott on) Thompson is Division Manager for the State of Georgia with the Beech -Nut Packing Company. He is located a_t A_tlanta, and is an active memb er of the Mornrngs1de Baptist Church. Among the outstanding mini sters who have addressed the church in recent years hav e been Dr. Georg e W. Sadler, ' 10, and Dr. J. Maurice (Hank) Trimmer, '27. The Thompsons have an 11-year-old daughter. The Hugh Noffsingers, Jr., have a year-old baby girl , Peggy. Hu gh has been in the bottling business at Wilmington, N. C., for tw o years. Dr. John W . Kincheloe, Jr. , has resigned as pastor of First Baptist Church in Norfolk and has taken over his new duties as pastor of Hayes Barton Baptist Church in Raleigh, N. C. Prior to accepting the Norfolk call, Dr. Kincheloe had served at North Wilkesboro, N. C. H e was president of the North Carolina Pastors' Conference for 1944 . In 1946 he was chosen as president of the Virginia Baptist Pastors ' Conference. He is a member of the board of trustees of Fork Union Military Academy.

1929Arthur W. Harrison, General Commercial Manager for the Chesapeake & Potomac Telephone Company of Virginia, served as vicechairman of the important committee on convention organization for th e National Convention of . the Am erican Red Cross in San Francisco in June. He was recently elect ed vice president of the Richmond Rotary Club . Elmer B. Potter, who is a triple-threat at Annapoli s as teacher, writer and speaker, has bought a house on the water, into which he moved on April 1. The se duties, and a number of side jobs have kept him in "a state of quiet hysteria all spr ing. " A recent speaki ng assignment carried him by plane to Pensacola. After fourteen years selling in the field, Clifton H. Robertson is now working in the Home Office of the Prudential Insurance Company in the Field Training Division at Newark, N. J. Dr. R. H. Fowlkes is a member of the staff of St. Luke 's H ospital in Bluefield .

1930Before embarking for Greece, Colonel Joseph Day Lee of the Army Air Forces writes that he has "just complet ed two very pleasant years at the Air War College, Maxwell Field, Ala.-one as a student in the first class and one on the faculty." Donald W. Pierpont, former professor of English at Columbia University, has been named the new Provo st of the boys' schoo l Avon Old Farms, near Avon, Connecticut. The school was founded in 1927 by the late Mrs. The odate Pope Riddle, wife of a onetime U. S. Ambassador to Russia.

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After Mrs. Riddle 's death in 1946, the trustees interviewed some twenty-Jive candidates from whom they selected Mr . Pierpont. The new head was once headmaster of the lower form at a Baltimore school, and during World War II he was in charge of Navy school. Rev. Charle s Albert Morgan has taken over his new duties as pastor of the Clopton Street Baptist Church in Richmond after serving as pastor of Berea and Goochland Baptist churches of the Dover Association for twenty-on e years. Rev. B. V. Madison has accepted the pastorate of County Line' and Waller 's Baptist Churches in Caroline and Spotsylvania counties. Previously he had served as pastor of Beu lah, Pope's Creek, Rapp ahannock and Welcome Grove Baptist churches in We stmoreland and Richmond counties . Mr. Madison is moderator of the Rappahannock Baptist Association and is a former secretary of the Northern Neck Baptist Ministers' Conference. Rev. H . G. Reynolds, for six years pastor of First Baptist Church at Narrows, Va., has accepted the pastorate of Liberty Baptist Church which is located on the New Kent-James City County line on U. S. Route 60. Bernard C. O'Sullivan is in law school (night) at the University of Maryland and expects to receive hi s law degree next March. He is employed as a clerk in 'the Supreme Court. Thomas C. Yeaman has been transferred from Washington to Richmond as Revenue Methods and Results Supervisor with the Chesapeake and Potomac Telephone Company of Virginia. The Yeamans expect to move into their home at 517 Tuckahoe Boulevard about August 1.

1931Stanley I. Craft is credit manager for the N. W. Pugh Company in Roanoke. Robert Fitzgerald has been serv ing for the past year as branch manager for Smith-Douglass Company, Inc., at Wilmington, N. C. The company built a new plant in 1946 to serve southeastern Nort h Carolina and South Carolina. The Fitzgera lds have one chi ld, a girl, 5. The nation al news services are making much of the fact that Watkins M. Abbitt, recently elected to the National House of Representatives from the Fourth Virginia district, is the first man on the H ouse's alphabetically arranged list. It has been suggested that he get a bicycle or a motor scooter to get from his office to the House floor in time for roll calls. Although a Representative missing the first call may vote on the second-a nd thus find out how the wind blows-Abbitt has been resolutely voting on the first ballot.

1932Christopher Lawrence McRae of Richmond has received the bachelor of divinity degree from Union Theological Seminary. Russell Whalen's many friends will be glad to know he is well on the road to complete recovery after sufferin g a heart attack at his home in Boston on Easter Sunday. Russ is sales manager and treasurer of the Moxie Company.

1933Robert Randolph Jones, former commonwea lth 's atto rney for Powhatan County, is now practicing · law in Richmond . "Rai lroad " writes that he has two sons, both of whom will be entered in Richmond College. H enry J. Whalen, Jr., is emp loyed in the Ground Safety Section of the Wright-Patterson Air Force Base at Dayton, Ohio .

1934Born: A daughter, Mildr ed Juli a, to Mr. and Mr s. Harold Van Allen at Memorial Hospit al, D anville , May 10. (This makes three girls.) Harry A. Roberts, who has returned to Richmond, after an absence of five years, is the proud father of a boy, Bruce Taylor , born February 18. Harry is now connected with the investment firm of Anderson & Strudwick, 807 East Main Street. This from Alvin E. Holland: "Since returning from the army I have gone fr om the ridiculous.

to the sublime. Instead of returning to my old job as detective with the Richmond Police Department, I have gone into business with my brothers who manufacture Wilbert Asphalt Burial Vaults ." J. Talbot Capps reports a big year for the J. E. Hood & Company store at Kinston, N. C., in which he has been a partner and general manager for the past year. The Capps have two children, John Talbot, who has completed his first year in school, and Jimmy, 4.

1935People who complain about the monotony . of "fo ur waJls" will get no sympathy from Ma1or John F. Wall who is station weather officer _at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Day;~on, Oh10. He enjoys his duty and most of all the four little Walls scampering about our house."

1936Dr. John N. Pastore has opened his office at 1001 West Franklin Street in Richmond for _the practice of exodontia, oral surgery, and for diagnosis. Since May 1st, Leon F. King has been at Mobile, Ala., where he has been in char<?eof the pr_oduction of a new plant manufacturing a plasticcoated fibre glass. William J. Phillips took office as commonwealth's attorney of Warren County on January 1st. He has been in the practice of law at Fro~t Royal since being muste~ed out of the Navy m 1946 with the rank , of Lieutenant C?mmander. Milton J. Lesnik has been appomted to the faculty of Seton Hall College at Newark, N. J. He is also serving as lecturer on legal as1:ects of public health at Teachers Co_ll_ege,Columbia Umversity, and also at Columbia s School of Public . Health. Fred O. Funkhouser is manager and assistant treasurer of the Harrisonburg Loan & Thrift Corp . The Funkhousers have two sons, Charles and Douglas . Harry Lee King, Jr., is doing graduate w_ork in Spanish at the University of North Carolma. Georg e McClure Gaston is with the Cornmg Glass Works at Corning, N. Y. The Gastons (River Road, R.D . 1, Elmira) have two sons, George McClure, II, 5, and Sterling Copley, born October 5, 1947. G. Thomas Taylor is practicing law as a member of the partnership of Blake and Taylor. (B. Gary Blake, '27. )

1937John A . Radspinner is assistant 1:1anager of the refining department of the Pan-American Petroleum Corporation at Texas City, Texas. He was assigned by the War Department to do research work on chemicals used in high explosives. During the war he served as night relief officer in the Coast Guard Auxiliary around Texas City and Galveston Harbors. The Radspinners (228 Eleventh Avenue, North, Texas City) have a daughter, two years old. Rev. Carrington Paulette has taken over the pastorate of the First Baptist Church at Mt. Airy , N. C. He has served previously at Berryville, Va. Richard Todd has left the Veterans Administration and has gone with J. B. Hughes Motor Company in Richmond as truck salesman and truck specialist. Brother Tom is in the University of Michigan this summer, working on his master's degree . William Edward Moore, Jr., is down in Caracas, Ven ezue la, as production manager of the Sydney Ross Company ( branch of Sterling Drug, Inc.) . He was married on October 5, 1946 to Katherine Ann Geba of Bound Brook, N. J., The Moor es report they see Boyce Loving, 19, occasionally. Rev. Cecil C. Anderson is doing graduate work at the University of Richmond this summer. He is still servi ng as pastor of Mt. Vernon Baptist Church near Richmond. Donald G. Campbell is advertising representative for Radio Station WPIK at Alexandria . Dr. Charles W. Turner, recently made assistant professor of history at Washington and Lee, is

teaching in the University of Richmond summer school. He is currently publishing a series of articles on railroad history in the historical journals. Their first child, a daughter, was born to the J. Landon Mosses on February 7th. Dr. Moss has been practicing medicine at Louisa, Va., since his release from the Navy.

do lyn, to whom he has been married for a year, is from Yorkshire, England, and is "de lighted with Virginia and Richmond ." Dr. L. M. Galbraith is practicing medicine in Norfolk, Va. He is married and has two sons. Born: a boy, Mark Evans Cornwell, to Mr . and Mrs . Eugene Cornwell, Jr., Oakdale Farms, Norfolk.


1938Dr. Joseph . M. Straughan was married to May Harman Bartlett of Holden, W. Va., on Sunday, June 6, in St. Mark's Episcopal Church, Richmond. Dr. Straughan, who received his M.D. from the University of Pennsylvania in 1942, served six years in the Navy 's medical corps. He is now in the practice of medicine in Logan County, W. Va. Rev. Francis Tyndall, rector at Bremo Bluff, Va., is serving as the summer chaplain at Shrine Mont, Orkney Springs, Va., the Episcopal Conference Center . Married: Bertie Mae Etheridge and Ch. Capt. Donald E. Trump, ORC, April 20, at Salt Lake City, Utah. (At home: 102 Middle Point Road, Building 29, San Francisco 24, Calif.) Philip H . Tomlinson, pastor of the Phoebus (Va.) Baptist Church, has been elected president of the Army and Navy Chaplains Association for the Tidewater area. He reports that a new church is now nearing completion. Born: a son, Eugene W. McCaul, Jr., in Richmond, February 19. Gene, Sr., a lawyer, has offices in the State-Planters Bank Building .

1939Jack Sanford, a member of the coaching staff at Randolph-Macon College, is seeing a lot of these United States as a professional baseball player. He is currently with the Los Ange les Angels of the Pacific Coast League. He started the season with Jersey City. Married: Ruby Olive Margaretha Boje to Arne Ravn Christensen at St. Thomas' Episcopal Church, Orange, Va., January 31. The Christensens live at 3134 Floyd Avenue, Richmond . W. P. (Buddy) Lawless is a North Carolina representative of the Reynolds Metals Company. He is located at 1234 Biltmore Drive, Charlotte. Born: to Mr. and Mrs . J. W. Berkeypile, a daughter, Jean Warren, on January 6. Mr. Berkeypile has been transferred from Du Font's Rayon Division in Richmond to the Nylon Division at Wilmington as supervisor of the Nylon Sales Laboratory. Lee Copley is practicing law in Norfolk ( Helena Building.). Bobby Leitch is managing the Fredericksburg branch of the Bottled Gas Corporation of Virginia.

1940The Rev. J. R. Noffsinger has been installed as pastor of the Tabernacle Baptist Church of Richmond. Dr. Solon B. Cousins, chairman of the department 0£ religion at the University, directed the service. Dr. David D. Dexter has begun private practice in dermatology on Long Island, following two years of internship at Johns Hopkins Hospital, and more work at the New York Skin and Cancer Clinic. . Clyde Bailey Lipscomb is pastor of Webber Memorial Church in Riclimond. During the war he served as chaplain with the Marines in the Pacific. Harris J. Dark is now head of the ·mathematics department at David Lipscomb College and minister of the Chapel Avenue Church of Christ, Nashville, Tennessee. On June 4, he was awarded the degree of doctor of philosophy in the department of mathematics at George Peabody College for Teachers. John A. (Jack) Long has been elected to the city council of Petersburg at the age of 28 . , . . youngest city father in the history of the community. W. V . (Bill) Farley reports he is "still keeping them talking" for the Chesapeake and Potomac Telephone Company of Virginia. His wife, Gwen-

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John Wesley Pearsall, Richmond attorney, is the new president of Junior the Virginia Chamber of Commerce . He was elected at the organization's 10th convention at the Hotel Chamberlin, Old Point Comfort . The Rev. William W. Gravatt has accepted the pastorate of Fort Lewis Baptist Church, Salem. He was formerly pastor of the Lael Stevensburg and Brandy Baptist Churches in C~lpeper County. Rawley Fleet Daniel has been appointed director of the Monarch Life Insurance Company for the R_ichmond ·and Eastern Virginia area, with offices m the State-Planters Bank Building in Richmond. The Rev. Charles William McNutt who has been working toward his Th.M. degre~ at Union Theological Seminary, is now the Bluestone Presbytery's Home Missionary, with headquarters in Pineville, W. Va. The Rev. R. Stuart Grizzard reports big construction activity at his Orange, Va., Baptist Church. The Church has authorized a building program which completely modernizes the Sunday School plant, adds a new part to the rear of the parent church 40 feet by 40 feet, two stories high with a full basement, and enlarges and rearranges the choir. The estimated cost is $50,000. E. M . Adams has accepted a three-year appointmmt as_ assistant professor of philosophy at the Umversity of North Carolina, beginning September 1. Dr_. Martin Mar~owitz is "still grinding away on hi_s s_u~gicalresidency" at the Medical College of Virgima Hospital in Richmond. He hopes to practice in Richmond after graduation. James H. Donohue, Jr., is in export sales with the Southern Biscuit Company of Richmond. The Rev. Thomas E. Pugh reports that his church in Coatesville, Pennsylvania, is having a fine year and "we are enjoying our pastorate." Born: a boy, Robert T. Brogan, Jr., to Mr. and Mrs. Robert T. Brogan, of Jackson Heights, Long Island, N. Y. Brogan reports he is "still involved in the flying game, shuttling between New York and various European terminals with American Overseas Airlines ." Married: Martha Washington Mason, Iron Gate, Va., and the Rev. Nathaniel Bernard (Nick) Habel. Nick has completed his first year as pastor of the Boykins, Va ., church, and reports improvements to the building both within and without th_e church. The Rev. W. Rush loving, ·21, of Richmond, was guest speaker on June 13 during the church's Christian Education Month. Born: a son, Clarke Chastain Jones, to Mr. and Mrs. William H. Jones, Jr., of Midlothian. Mrs. Jones is the former Effie Proffitt, '43. Married: Anne Lee Wright, of Portsmouth, and T. H. McVay, Jr., Princess Anne Road, Norfolk. Married: Ruth Ellen Klingethofer, Baltimore , and Waverly Snydor Green, Jr., on March 27. Married: Audrey Jeanne Buchmiller, of Gladstone, Michigan, and Alvin Francis Beale, Jr., of Ann Arbor, Mich., and Richmond. Born: a son, Robert Connick, to Lt. Comdr. and Mrs . S. J. Wornom, Princess Anne Road, Norfolk.

1942A. N. Thompson, Jr., reports from Burbank, California, where he is affiliated with Slick Airways, Inc ., that "I am married and have a little Kappa Sigma five months old." Thompson says he plans to be back in Richmond •or Christmas this year.

Philip Spahn is with the United Press Association's Hartford, Conn., bureau. He married Mary Mesner, a graduate of Earlham College, Indian a, in 1946. The Rev. Charles W. Krause has been elected Baptist Training Union director of the Augusta Baptist Association for the coming Y,ear. Vernon T. Lankford, of Orangeburg, N . Y., is now working toward a professional diploma after receiving a master of arts degree from the Teachers College, Columbia University, in educational administration, during February. Vernon was married to Miss Margaret Holland, of Nassawadox, Va., in August of 1947. Donald K. Robertson, of Baltimore, has been promoted to the position of senior vibration engineer at the Glenn L. Martin Company. R. C. (Bob) Cotton, Jr., is practicing law with the firm of Moyle and Wanlass, Warner Building, Washington. Engaged: Faith Richardson, of Milton, Mass., and James H. Barnett, III. Mr. Barnett is now at the Harvard University law school. Married: Betty Jo Combs, Charlotte, N. C., and Malcolm U. Pitt, Jr., Richmond. Mac is a member of the faculty at Woodberry Forest School. Married: Martha Anne Jackson, of Dade City, Fla ., and Dr. Claude Gibson Hooten , Jr., of Lynchburg. Dr. Hooten is on the house staff of Emory Hospital.

1943Robert D. (Bob) Gano writes from Chapel Hill, N. C., that Ben Rouzie is "treading the academic path" with him at the University of North Carolina. Gano is doing graduate work and teaching. I. Ray Baker is currently attending the summer session at the College of William and Mary. He teaches school at Poquoson High School, Jeffs, Va., where he says he likes the job very much. Dr . C. Sidney King is serving at Camp Kilmer , N. J., with the United States Army's station hospital. King interned at the Boston City Hospital after graduating in 1946 from the school of medicine of the Medical College of Virginia. W. A. MacKenzie, Jr., reports from New York City that he begins the practice of Jaw in Louisville, Ky., on August 1, with the firm of Skaggs, Hays and Fahey. Richard C. (Dick) Owen, Jr., continues as advertising manager for the Nest le-LeMur Company in Meriden, Conn. 0. Edwyn Luttrell, pastor of the Main Street Baptist Church, Emporia, Va., delivered a series of live lectures at the Hampton Institute Ministers' Conference on the New Testament during June. Some 300 ministers of all denominations attended. Victor Eugene Pregeant, III, is "a personable young fellow with a host of war stories, some of which he may be ab le to adopt for jury use. He has a quick smile, a hearty laugh, and a gift of gab," said the Richmond News Leader in a recent profile on Pregeant. Now 25, Pregeant is assistant city attorney of Richmond . Born: a son, William Balton, to Evie Lawson Katz, '43, and Maxwell David Katz, on May 3rd at Grace Hospital in Richmond. Miss Debra Scott Haden, who some three months ago became the first-born of Mr. and Mrs . Walter C. Haden , is a personable lass. Her father is affiliated with the Hercules Powder Company . Her mother is the former Audrey Arthur, of Wilmington, D el. Engaged: Miss Gloria Hoover Tyler, a We sthampton graduate, and Dr. William Clayton Robertson, Jr., of Richmond. Born: a son, Arthur Hudgins Roach, to Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Parke Roach, of South Boston. Married: Avis Katherine Branch, Emporia, and James Belt Adams, of Halifax. Born: a daughter , Dian a Jeanne Walke , to

Mr. and Mrs. Roger T. Walke, in Phoenix, Ari z. Married: Mary Anabel Spillman and Willard W. Burton, of Richmond. Mr. Burton is a chemist for the research laboratory of the Americas Tobacco Company.

1944Herbert E. Feinberg is working on his doctorate in American history at Columbia Univers ity. He and Mrs. Feinberg, the former Dorothy Ann Fishberg, '46, are doing fine, as is their 71/z-monthold offspring. They live in Palisades Park, N. J. Joseph M. Kuczko was recently appointed a city atto rney for Jenkins, Kentucky, along with Henry C. Bolling, '2-6. Mr. Kuczko was admitted to practice before the Supreme Court of the United States on March 9, 1948, on a motion made by Hemeon P. Jeffreys, Jr., '43. Kuczko is a nati ve of Pound, Virginia.

1945Born: a son, Stephen, to Mr. and Mrs. Roger L. Harris at Sanford, Fla., April 22. Roger is studying for his master's degree at Stetson University. Engaged : Miss Marilyn Ruth Starkman of Wakefield and Dr. David J. Greenberg of Richmond. Both are members of Phi Beta Kappa. Dr. Greenberg, a graduate of the Medical College of Virginia, is now interning at the Mallory Institut e of Pathology at Boston City Hospital. Mrs. Green. berg, a graduate of Radcliffe, will study music with Heinrich Gebhard.

1946Married: Virginia Ford of Hopewell and Allen Flannagan of Louisa, at St. John's Episcopal Church, City Point, on June 19th. Allen, wh o taught in Hopewell last year, will return to Louis a as director of athletics in Louisa High School and a teacher of American history. Married: Jane Carolyn Blalock and Thomas Stacy Lloyd, Jr. Mr. Lloyd is now a student in the Medical College of Virginia. James E. Hubbard, representing the Richmond Agency of the Massachusetts Mutual Life Insurance Company, has been awarded the company's home office review school diploma for satisfactory completion of the prescribed course of a study in Life Underwriting. Lincoln Baxter, II, is majoring in physics and minoring in astronomy at Corn ell where he hopes to get his master 's degree next year. John R. Burton is attending the dental school of the Medical College of Virginia. The Burtons (Mrs. Burton is the former Juliet Campbell, daughter of Thomas C. Campbell, '09) live at 519 North Sheppa rd Street.

1947Walter B. Hoover is editing The Virgini a Pottltryman for the Virginia State Poultry Federation in Richmond. Engaged: Mary Virginia Grigg of Richm ond and Joseph Emory Mathias of Clarksburg, W. Va. Mr. Mathias is now a medical student at the Medical Colleg e of Virginia. Married: Patricia Ann Parlow of Sarasota , Fla., and David Daniel. Married: Mary Elizabeth Wade of Richmond and Garland Chester Owens of Fountain, N. C. Mr. Owens is a graduate student in Columbia University. Engaged: Iren e Elizabeth Barbour, '48 , of Rockville Centre , N. Y., and Patri ck I. Fenlon of Washington. The wedding will take pla ce in August. Mr. Fenlon, an Army Air Corps pilot , is now_ with the Virginia State Corporation Commission. Engaged: Beatrice Louise Cardoza, '43, and Robert Clift on Long. The wedding will take place in Richm ond in September. Engaged: Mary Jane Spivey, '48, of Petersbur g and Harry Lamont Snead, Jr., of Colonial Heights. The wedding will take place in the late summer. Mr . Snead is attending the T. C. Williams School of Law. Married: Marian Lee Friddell and Dudley Wal-


ton Mallory , Jr., in Richmond in June. Mr. Mallory served as an AAF pilot in World War II. Engaged: Sally Whitehurst Harding and Lewis !3ailey Hasty. Mr. Hasty, who served in the Navy in World War II, is now in the Medical College of Virginia. Rev. George Edward Reynolds, pastor of a field o_f three churches in the Aulander , N. C. area since Jun _e1,_was_ordained into the Baptist ministry at a service in B!ltmore Baptist Church in June. . Spencer M . King, who is working on his Ph.D. in chemi_strl'. at the University of Virginia , was recently initiated into Alpha Phi Sigma. Russell T. <;berry, Jr., _who has_ been attending Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, is serving as assistant pastor _at South Street Baptist Church in Portsmouth dunng the summer. He will enter Union Theological Seminary and Columbia University in the fall for further study. . Milton D. Mitler is operating his own busin ess in New York-the Atlas Bedspread Company, Inc. . Junrns E. Foster, Jr., who has just completed his first year at Crozer Theological Seminary, is past_or of the Zoan Baptist Church in Spotsylvama County and the Hulls Memorial Bapti st Church in Stafford County. Mr. and Mrs . Foster (Dottie James, '4 7) are livin g in the Betty Lewis Apartments of Mary Washington College during the summer. Simeon P. Taylor, III, is enrolled in Teach ers College at Col_umbia_ University after a very busy year at Warwick High School at Morrison, Va., whe re he taught math and English. His extracurncula chores included the business end of the school yea~book, the. direction of the senior play, and coaching forensi\s· _One of his pupils won the •State championship in the American Legion Oratorical Contest. We welcome William Bryan Badenoch , III, who arrived April 8. The Badenochs live at 8019 Thre e Chopt Road, Richmond .

1948Married : Ruby Burnelle H eath and Hildred Dallas (Bill) Jordan in Richmond, June 26. Mr . Jordan served with the Marine Corps in the South Pacific. Married: Howie Brock Bingham of Weverton Md.,_ and Kent Lee Kiser of Lebanon, Va., on Jun~ 4th in the Fmt Baptist Church in Richmond .

Patton, Rudd Elected Two of the nine members of the new Richm_ond City Council, which will go into office m September when the City Manager form of government supplants the old bicameral system, are University of Richmond alumni. One, James D. Patton , Jr., 191 3, led the field of 29 candidates. In fifth place was R. Hugh Rudd, '28.

Norfolk Alumni Chapter The annual meeting of the Norfolk-Portsmouth Chapter of the University of Richmond Alumni Society was held May 18th 111 the Crystal Room of Child's Restaurant. Dr. Ralph C. McDanel, the principal speaker of the evening, brought an interesting account of recent changes in the University . Dr. McDanel's description of crowded postwar conditions was particularly of interest to alumni who have not had occasion to visit the University during the postwar days of record enrollments . Dr. Mac was introduc ed by Lt . Bob Keil, '42 , who is now serving on the staff of Admiral Blandy, Cinclant. Robert Ripley, '4 0, was chosen president of the chapter; Mrs. Mildred Clinkscal es, '3 8, vice-president, and R. B. Hill, Jr., '42, secretary-treasurer.

Washington Alumni Club A dinner meeting of the University of Richmond Alumni (Richmond and Westhampton Colleges) was held at The Highlands, Washington, D . C., on May 11, 1948. Seventy-one reservations were made f~r the dinner and all were present. The Presidents of the local groups, G. Willard Quick,_'~7, and Miss Louise Cardozo, '43, were JOtnt toastmasters. The invocation was by Dr. E. B. Willingham, '21. Stirring messages by Dr. Susan M. Lough of Westhampton _College, and Dr. J. Hundley Wiley, '16, of R1chmo?d College were enthusiastically received. Bnef reports and greeti ngs were brought by Mrs. R. E. Booker and Joseph E. Nettles, the alumnae and alumni secretaries. Short talks were also given by Congressmen J. V~ughan Gary, '12, of Richmond, and Watkms M. Abbitt '3 1 of the Fourth Virginia D1stnct. Senato~ A.' Willis Robertson, '07, who was unable to attend because of a previous engagement, sent his greetings. It was the largest joint meeting ever held in Washington. The oldest graduate present was C. H. Howell, '05, while Dr. Percy Scott Flippin, '06, was a close second. The clergy was well represented at the meeting by Rev. John T. Coburn, '16, Fifth Baptist Churc~; Rev. M. P. German, ' 27, Bethany Baptist Church; Rev. Willard Pierce, '30, Mt. Vernon Baptist Church (Arlington), Dr. E. H. Pruden, '25, First Baptist Church, and Dr. E. B. Willingham, '21, National Baptist Memorial Church. A resolution requesting the secretaries to convey the greetings of those present to Dr. F. W. Boatwright, President George Modlm , Dean Keller , Dr. Cousins, Dr. Loving, Dr. Gaines and Dean Roberts, was unanimous!~ app roved.

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1915Dear 1915We prove the old saying that the older children get, the more trouble they are. Most of our class are very busy with their families, and they do not take time out to write very often. Mary Shine Brown writes she is busy and happy fixing up her garden and home in Scarsdale, N. Y. I stopped in to see "Supt" (Louis e Reams Hundley) in her home in Charlottesville, Va. Her husband, who has been an invalid for years, had just returned from a seven-week stay in the hospital. "Supt " is now his efficient nurse, replacing three regulars. We are distressed that Irene Stiff Phillips, of Tappahannock, Virginia, recently lost her husband. Irene has two lovely children, Cyd, a senior in high school, and a younger sister, Jean. Ethel Smither is teaching in Richmond, and will t'each this summer in the Graduate School of Education at the University of Pittsburgh. She will also be a guest speaker for the Newark Conference of the Methodist Church. Louise Goepfarth Schaaf is busy with her family in Richmond. Jeannette Bryce is teaching at John Marshall High School. Margaret Monteiro writes from China that she expects to be home this summer. It has been ten years since she has been home, and we will be g lad to welcome her . Since my father 's death two years--ago, I have been running his business . So we may have been away from college for a long time, but we are still going strong. Sara, Constance, Mary Delhia , let us hear from you. CELESTE.

1917Anne-Ruth Harris has resigned her position as director of social service at Syracuse General Hospital , Syracuse, New York, which she has held for fourteen years, to accept a post June 1, as chief resident social worker in a psychiatric study unit of the Girls" Service Club, Pittsburgh, Pa . Anne-Ruth will be missed in Syracuse, where she has ·served as secretary of the Syracuse group of American Association of Medical Social Workers. She ha s also been active in the Syracuse bran ch of the A.A.U.W., the Commonwea lth Club, the Business and Professional Women 's Committee of the Y.W.C.A., Fellowship of Reconciliation, Syracuse Peace Council , and Professional Women 's League.



Brief business meetings were held immediately after the close of the dinner meeting, and the following officers were elected for the ensuing year: Richmond College officers: President , Lester E. Tharpe, '27; VicePresident, Carroll T. Thomas, '20; SecretaryTreasurer, John R. Ceranton, ·31. Westhampton College officers: President, Mrs. W. A. Mueller, '42; Vice-President, Mrs. Rebecca Lawson McReynolds, '22; Secretary, Miss LaVerne Priddy, '42; Treasurer, Mrs. Gladys Boothe Bentley, '22.

Dear '21I feel like heading this Extra 1 Extra 1 I know you' ll be glad to hear that we had a fine fourpage letter from Virginia Lane. She is, as you know, Dr. Lane, now. She is head of the Infirmary at Mississippi College for Women at Columbus, Miss. She speaks of her infirm ary as rather "imposing ," especially when the physicals of the eleven hundred girls get going. She has two nurse s and a maid to direct, as well. She spoke of visiting with Mary Dudley Keppleman and Alice Garner Thomas over a luncheon table last fall. Her former Westhampton College roommate, Gina Richardson, came in for a brief mention, as she told of her presiding at a college meeting in Florida. Virginia has spent several summers in the Berkshires. Fourteen of the twenty-six on our class roll have contributed in one way or another to the Alumnae Fund. Have you) I wrote to three of you about being Group Leaders to help keep in closer touch with the class, but haven't heard from you about it. When



you get all settled for a vacation, with the children in camp or-what makes your vacation-do• write us a lin e or two. Sincerely, "S1s LITTLE," CATHERINE

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1922D ear 22·s: It was such a pleasure havin g a good newsy letter from Stella Hubbard (Mrs. Washington Taylor, Norfolk), recently . I reported last year Stella 's many activities and accomplishments and the talent of her only son, whom we met at our reunion . He is still in Christ Church boys' choir and continues his study of music, though Stella says at present everything bows to Boy Scouts . This son will be at Greenbrier Camp for boys this summer, and Stella plans to spend July and August at Radford College. I am looking forward to seeing her again as Radford is just over the hill , as we mountaineers count distance. Zola Hubbard Leek's older daughter and namesake will graduate in music from Judson College, Marian , Alabama, this spring. Her second daughter, Sarah Dabney, is a high school girl in Thomasville, N. C. Both are talented and lovely girl s, I hear. It was surely fun having Leslie Booker, husband, and mother, whom all affectionately remember as "Mrs. Less," as my week-end guests recently, when they were in S.W. Va. to attend the Stuart-Cochran wedding at Elk Garden. Friday night , through dinner and until lat e bedtime we tried to catch up on all the news of Richmond and Westhampton. In that time, however, it just couldn 't be done, so Saturday night after they returned at midnight from Elk Garden, · in front of my lire and over cups of hot soup and a midnight supper, we continued. I hope Leslie didn't forget a thing. I can hardly wait to see all the campus changes and improvements. Thank heaven, the spr ing cleaning is finished, gir ls. Every March, I decide I am definitely opposed to spring cleaning; but then I remember that the gree n fields and trees, my boxwoods and flowers are so much more beautiful through a clean window, that invariab ly I relent and go through the upheaval again. I am definitely for spri ng cleaning after it is done. I have also finished my seventh gra de homework, as son Tom "graduates" tomorrow. Young R. P., Jr. will soon finish his sophomore year at V.P.I., and we all four shall leave that day for Falls Church to attend the wedding of our niece, Betsy Dunn, to John Regin ald Kellogg. Dicky will be in the wedding, his first, and is quite excited; but Tom is more interest ed in catching muskrats or going fishing, according to the season, than in going to weddings. Narcissa Daniel Hargroves ' family has been making the news recently. Her husband, the Rev. Dr. V. Carney Hargroves, pastor of the Second Baptist Church, Germantown, has been elected president of the Philadelphia Council of Churches. Her daughter, Narcissa, who is seventeen, has been elected President of Student Government at The Stevens School, where she will be a Senior, and has won one of, the four scholarships to hockey camps given by the Philadelphia Field Hockey Association. She will go to a hockey camp in Maine in August. Virginia Richardson writes from Tampa, Florida, that she hopes to spend her vacatiop. in Virginia in August. Reba Dudley Hash, Roanoke , teaches Senior English in the Jefferson High School, and is a_lso the Girls' Guidance Director. She has 658 girls and says "The problems they do have." Has anybody forgotten to send her alumnae

contributions? Up to now, '22 has been like the elephant. Let's stay like the elephant and never forget. Let's send that contribution to Leslie or to me. Last call! JULIA ROOP ADAMS, Whitethorne, Virginia .

1923Dear Class of '23 : For those of us who came to the Reunion , Commencement 1948 will rival in our memory Commencement 1923. Our youthful enthusiasm of twenty-five years ago was replaced this June by the joy of renewing friendships and the plea sure of remembering college days. From the first gala event at Aggie 's on Friday through the lovely tea given by Miss Lutz and Liz Gaines on Sunday, the Reunion was a real success, and we wish that every member of '23 could have been with us. The fun began when we met at the Jefferson, Fnday afternoon to go to Swann 's Point _ In spite of twenty-five years and their quota of gray hairs recognition was not a problem: greetings and chatter rang out i'n true '23 fashion 1 The greetings and ·chatter · continued when- we arrived at Swann 's Point and were welcomed by Aggie and Peck and Dora and Dennis and by Aggie 's house guests, Teeny and Tap. Of course, our first Reunion party would not have been complete without the faculty members who were with us _twenty-five years ago-Miss Keller, Miss Lutz, Miss Lough, Miss Crenshaw, Miss Harris, and Miss Turnbull. It was a real pleasure, also, to meet our two new deans, Miss Roberts and Miss Hamilton. Other guests were Mrs. Ralph McDanel , Mr s. Fleetwood, new receptionist at college, and Flo Gray, Aggie 's daughter who is a senior at Westhampton. Our evening began with a stroll over the beautiful and spacious grounds of Swann's Point on the James, with Peck serving as efficient and enthusiastic guide. Then, at the first call from Aggie and Dora, we went inside to enjoy a delicious buffet supper. Soon after, "the girls" began to revive songs of twenty-five years ago, and laughed over our renditions of "Boaty Went a-Beggin' " and the famous "Odd" songs. The happy company of old friends and the enjoyment of Swann ' s Point and buffet supper made an evening which we'll not forget; we are grateful to Dora and Aggie for their gracious hospitality. Saturday morning at 10 A.M. , registration began with Dorothy Sadler Corprew in charge, assisted by Tuck and Glenna . There were many hilarious greetings among the '23s who had not arrived in time to attend the opening fete the evening before. We enjoyed the symposium with Louis e Fry Galvin as speaker, the auction sale for the swimming pool fund vociferously led by Dr. Pinchbeck, and finally the luncheon. At the luncheon '23 was in full array with a long table all to ourselves . This was the first visit for many of us to Keller Hall. The luncheon in the Tea Room was attended by over 200 alumnae. A short business meeting followed after which the new dormitory, dining room annex and court were visited with much enthusiasm. At 6: 30 we were back on the campus for the big event, the annual Alumnae Dinner in the hug e gymnasium. There were thirty of '23 at this affair. As you know, Miss Lough was honored because of her retirement from the faculty. This was a sad note amidst all our gaiety. We were proud of the part played by a member of the class of '2 3 when Josephine Tucker spoke on the attributes o_f a successful teacher, or teaching as a profess10n. After the dinner we held a reception in the beautiful drawing room for the families of '23 and their friends. This was well attended and was nicely handled by Elizabeth Hill Schenk , Josephine Tucker, Camilla Wimbish Lacy and Virginia Kent Loving. Sunday afternoon the tea given by Miss Lutz and Liz Gaines was a lovely affair. The reception room in Keller Hall was beautifully decorated with flowers from Mrs. Harris' garden. Here we chatted informally, greeted other members of the'

faculty we had not seen and bade sad adieux to " the girls" who had come from far and wide to be with us. Throughout the entire week end the '23 scrapbook, designed and assembled by Cunny, was in constant demand. Thank you for helping to fill its pages. The museum was also an added attraction. Shrieks of laughter and exclamations of wonder were heard far down the hallways. On display were the silver baby cup won by Virginia Hart Tyree, daughter of Ruth Powell, trophies won on the athletic field by Lelia Ooan, a May Day costume, a class clown suit and many mode s of the day in ridiculous display. Of course, ther e were relics of the Japanese pageant and many snapshots of all manner of college life of a "quarter century ago." It was all much fun . Those whe returned numbered forty-two, and are as follows: Sarah Lee Atkins, Elsie Morgan Anderson , Jane Waters Beckwith, Elmira Ruffin Bowen , Miriam Norment Brenaman, Leita Ellis Briesmaster, Myrtie Bidgood Brooks, Mildred Campbell Broome, Katharine Essex Clark , Virginia Collins, Hannah Coker, Dorothy Sadler Corprew, Margaret Terpstra Copenhaver, Altha Cunningham, Sallie Davis, Ada Arthur Deacon, Lelia Doan, Nellie Saunders Early, Virginia Epes Field, Mamie Smith Fitzgerald, Elizabeth Gayle, Agnes Taylor Gray , Dora Ransone Hartz, Ethney Selden Headlee, Virginia Davidson Knight, Camilla Wimbish Lacy, Virginia Kent Loving, Glenna Loving Norvell, Kate O'Brien, Jane Eubank Reams, Rennie Parks Rue, Elizabeth Hill Schenk, Katharine Hill Smith, Teeny Cooper Tennent, Rosa Sanders Thomas, Josephine Tucker, Ruth Powell Tyree, Evelyn Sanford Wamsley , Eloise McEwen ,Ware , Gertrude Williams , Janie Wood, Gladys Nuckols Wood . 'Til we meet again, Best love, RUTH AND ETHNEY.

1924Dear '24I was so surprised when the last ALUMNI BULLETIN arrived and we had no news in it. I thought I had answered every appeal for news but evidently I overlooked one. Maybe it's just as well -because if I had sent my little bit of news for the previous issue of the BULLETIN, then I wouldn't have any for this one 1 I was in New York in February and I spent a

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delightful day with Carlene Broach Wagner it was such a treat to see her again! We had lunch together and went to a show-I was disappointed that I couldn't get out to her house and see her family but we've planned that for next tim e. Patsy, Carlene's older daughter, is at the University of Colorado, which she likes very much. She is a member of the Chi Omega Sorority. Mildred , her second daughter, who is sixteen, hasn 't decided where· she wants to go to college yet, but knows she doesn't want to go quite as far from home as Colorado. I suggested Westhampton but I think she wants an art school. Carlene's' son, Bobby, is ten-he is a cub scout and Carl ene is den mother for his group . I think she is just as interested in his scout activities as he is. I had a nice telephone conversation with Agnes Jones the last time she was at home. She has been in Pro_vidence, Rhode Island, since September, 1946, rn the Providence Public Library. She says she usually gets home about twice a year-at Christmastime and in the summer. Agnes was just as enthusiastic about Providence as she was about Portland when she was living there. Norma Coleman Broaddus and her husband went .to. Florida last -winter -for -· a vacation. She said she had such a wonderful time that she would like to go every winter. Wouldn 't we all> Agnes Jones told me about two of our members whom I had "lost"-Louise Wilkinson Morton and Elizabeth Cosby Carver. Louise is back in Jacksonville, Florida, again but at a different address-3603 Richmond Street. Her daughter, Jeanne, who won the baby cup for our class, is at Middlebury College in Middlebury, Vermont , where she is specializing in languages. Elizabeth is back in Atlanta, after traveling around with her husband during the war-I don't have her street address. Frances Waterfield Baldy and I were the only members of '24 at the last local alumnae meeting, which was held at the College just after the May Day exercises. We rode back in town together and had a nice visit on the way. She had a darling picture of her little girl, who goes to Collegiate. Please, all of you, try to find tim e to write me during the summer, so we will have a lot of news for the first Fall issue of the BULLETIN. Sincerely, MARGARETF. CARLTON, 1503 Wilmington Avenu e, Richm ond, Virginia.


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1925Estelle Outten Chandler has been teaching at Cape Charles for the past three years. She is al_so active in church work, and is at present superintendent of the Accomac Woman 's Missionary Union.

1926Dear '26A recent professional trip of Dr. Louise Fry Galvin to Martinsville yielded welcome news of '26 as well. Louise had lunch at Mary Payne Smith's with Marguerite Roper Tuggle and Ruth Boykin Smith. That night she spent ~t Marguerite's, and had the pleasure of meetmg tw_o of the three Tuggle children: one, a boy who 1s quite musical, the other, a girl. M~rguerite 's old_er son was away at school, the Umvers1ty of Vuginia. Ruth Boykin Smith has a daughter, aged three, hitherto unreported as far as I know. At long last Marguerite has had a letter fr?m Lila Dedmon (Mrs. Fleet Smallwood) confirmmg the report of the death of her husband in 1943. Lila's stepson lives with her in ~ew_ Bern, ~-. C. A stepdaughter is married and lives m Hawa11. In the same letter from Lila came news of Emma Huntley (Mrs. Robert G . Turnbull) _also of New Bern. Emma has two daughters, Gail, a sophomore at Vassar, and Joan, a student in a private school in Norfolk. . . Mi ss Lough was much pleased to see Lilhas Mason Ferguson looking very sweet and pretty recently at an Eastern Shore ~lumnae get-together a-t Parksley. Miss Lough v!s1ted the group with Dean Roberts and Mrs. Leslie Booker. And I was delighted to see Evelyn Abrahams one day not long ago downtown. I still expect that letter, Evelyn! . . , '26 was proud indeed to cla_1m this Junes alumnae symposium speaker, L_ou1se Fry Galvrn. Dr. Galvin gave a comprehensive and c?mpelltng account of her work in the Rheumatic Fever program of the State, and as director of the Crippled Children's Bureau of the State Health Department. · 1 Ten members of '2,6 gathered around a speoa table at the Alumnae Luncheon on June 5, with Miss Lough as our guest of honor. She looked lovely in a particularly pretty dress and hat, and wore one of her three corsages that I know of. Because her retireme nt brings a real wrench to all our he arts, we could not let the occasion pass

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without some token from '26 of our deep regard for her-a matching silver pin .and bracelet in a leather jewelry box. It was the privilege of my family to take Miss Lough home afterwards and to meet "Ting," the Siamese cat-to Freddie's delight. Thelma Phlegar Owens has a new son, Douglas Tattrie Owens, born May 11, 1948. News of Mary Louise McGlothlin Friebele came at the luncheon through Dorothy Seay, '28, here for their reunion. Dorothy reports that Mary Lou's red-haired son is a darling and a true McGlothlin, and that Mary Louise is still collaborating in writing textbooks. Sincerely, MARIAN



(Mrs . Frederick Sale), 6103 Wesley Road, Richmond 21, Virginia .

1927Dear '27, There isn't very much news to pass on this time. Eleanor Waters Ramsey's daughter is a year old now and Eleanor reports that she is a constant source of joy, and surprises her daily with some new accomplishment. Maude Everhart Tremper's husband will be on a leave of absence from his guidance post in a Long Island High School this summer to manage a baseball club somewhere in New England. Maude and the three boys plan to go up, too, provided they can find a suitable place to live. Jean Wright Woodfin is librarian at Dumbarton School in Henrico County this year. Her older son, Dickie, is an eighth-grader in the school in which I teach, and the other day I noticed his name on the Honor Roll. John, the younger boy, is a third-grader. '27 isn 't doing too well in this year's alumnae contributions. As you know, the swimming pool fund must grow and we must make its growth possible through our contributions to the alumnae fund. Please send your check to Leslie Booker, and please, please send me some news about yourselves. Sincerely, DEE


1928Dear '28ers (Who did not get to our reunion) : We missed you so much and tried to find out everything we could about each of you, but there were still some that we knew little about. Mildred Anderson Williams did a grand job as class secretary, and consented to continue as such. We were accused of having been dead for at least fifteen years, but she was very pleased with our awakening. Twenty-four of us made the buffet supper at Kathleen Hagood's. Kathleen has a precious home at 4000 Hanover Avenue, where she lives with her mother and two nieces. The Richmond girls who assisted Kathle en in entertaining were Frances Anderson Stallard, Henriette Greenbaum Kohn, Virginia McMurtry Lyon, Margaret Knight Dillon, Virginia Pleasant Robertson ( of nearby Chester), Mildred Anderson Williams, Elizabeth Harris Jones, Nora Turpin Turner, Mary Jenkins, Thelma Cheatham, Anne Myers Craigie, and Beverly Neal Kluttz. Everything was lovely, and the food delicious. Of course, we were all so excited that we could have eaten sawdust with relish. We decided that Sarah Cudd Gaskins had won our imaginary class medal. She had driven that day from Spartanburg, S. C., with Lee, Dr. Cudd and her sister, Emily, along with two of her five children, the oldest, Nancy, thirteen, and her three-months-old baby. Others from out of town at the supper were Kathleen Moore Thorpe from Hyattsville, Md.; Margaret Chapin Perry, Owensboro, Ky.; Gray Robinson French, who moved to Silver Spring, Md., from Laurel on July 1st; Buckner Fitzhugh Pannill, Aberdeen, Md.; Hazel Anderson Carpenter, Lynchburg, Va.; Dorothy Sea~ Brumbaugh, Scarsdale, N. Y.; Helen Covey Milms, New York City; Louise Eubank Gray, Saluda, Va. ; Betty

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Sherman Cale, Bethesda, Md.; and Louise Massey Crisp, Staunton, Va. The next day was full. Those of us who had stayed in the dormitory had had little sleepentirely too much talk about-and so very much to see and do. We were delighted when we were joined on Saturday by Dixie Baker Owens, from Saluda, Va ., Lucy Williams Seaton, Richmond, Va., Kathleen Allen, from Norfolk, and Helen Hutchinson Marks, from Beaverdam. They brought our total up to twenty-nine. On Friday night we had listened eagerly to the messages from Marie Lake, Susie Powell Moore, Eleanor Physioc Fletcher, Charlotte Logan Hunt, Cecelia Hunt Wright, Carol Baker Hough, and Ethel Pond Brinkley . Ethel, or "Tillie" was distressed to have missed our reunion because of a very serious operation . She was still in the hospital, so we sent her a card with "our regrets:" I saw her later last week, in Suffolk, and she did appreciate our thoughts so much. She planned to go home the next day. Mildred entertained us at her home Sunday afternoon. She and Alton have a beautiful place in the wooded section behind Westhampton Lake. We were so glad to see her two children, Katherine and Andy, and to meet other sons and daughters, Virginia McMurtry Lyon's son, J~ck, Henriette Greenbaum Kohn's daughter, Paige, Margaret Chapin Perry's oldest d_aughter, Sue, who will come to Westhampton m two years, Beverly Neal Kluttz's older daughter, who is much taller than Beverly, and Sarah's Nancy and Baby. Mary Richardson Butterworth was with Dot Seay Brumbaugh, and Miss Lough came with Leslie Sessoms Booker. In spite of our gaiety we were all very conscious. of the loss caused by Miss Woodfin's death. She has carved for herself a real place in the affection of the students, and has won the_ admiration and love of those who have worked with her. We are indeed fortunate to have had her as our class advisor. The class of '23, with forty-two at the 25th Reunion, has set us a real record to beat, but those of us who did go back want all of you who didn 't to begin planning now for June,. 195 3. We know you will never forgive yourself 1f you don 't make the effort. Now that '28 has revived, let us really stay alive for a few more years, anyway. With all good wishes. LOUISE


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Elizabeth Chandler Cox has a daughter, Sarah Jane, born last October. This gives her a family of two boys and a girl. She now lives in Farmville, N. C., where her husband preaches. Mary Stevens Jon es has recently spent some time as a guest of Mirian Figgs Rankin in Connecticut . While there she also planned to see Ruth Cox J ones. Ann Elizabeth Smith recently was awarded the Vir gini a Federation of Wom en's Clubs Latin American Fellowship for graduate study at a Latin American Un iversity of her choice. She has been teaching Spanish and Latin at Glen Allen High School.

1930D ear 30's, It was such a delightful surprise to receive a letter from H elen Strickland last week. You will be int erested in her doings the last few years. H elen spen t the years 1937-40 at the State Teachers College in Troy, Alabama, in the laboratory school. Two years' study at Columbia resulted in a Doctor of Education degree . H elen then had two years of elementary supervising in Connecticut. Now she is Supervising Principal of the Wayne Grammar School, Wayn e, Pa . I was sorry to have missed a phone call from "C hri ssy" Lowe Logan severa l weeks ago, when the Logan family stoppe d briefly in Richmond on their way home to New York from a trip south . "Fra nki e" Willis Overton, however, did see them for a few minutes and reports that the new Logan baby is precious. "Fra nkie" is looking forward to a nice lon g visit from Margar et Willis, '27. "Fra nki e's" daughter and Pauline Swink Smith's daughter are classmates in the Ginter Park School. Sincerely, ALIC E R. CONNELL.

We have another bride-IWlie Allen will be married in July to the brother of Catherine Geoghagan. The wedding will take place in Stamford, Connecticut, and D an and Puff McDanel Shelburne expect to go up for the event. Lucille Oliver Bean has a daughter about two years old who has never been reported. Why don't you send me the exact record, Lucille? I know this only because we passed each other hurri edly on the street recently. I am anxious to get in touch with Louis e Newland who married a missionary and left for China soon after graduation. Also, Virginia D avis and Virginia Ellett seem to have evaded us. Katherin e Brown van Allen has a new baby (May) . This makes three daughters for herWesthampton fodder in the future. Frances Gee and I were the only '34's at May Day. Th e rest of you have no idea what a good May Day you missed. Things are different these days, with only the crowning of the Queen taking place in the Greek Theatre . Marydee Lowe Wimbish has returned after tw o years from Tsientsao, China, with her husband , two daught ers and new son (born in October, 1947) . They are lucky eno ugh to have found a hou se at 113-6 West Grace Street. Plan s are indefinite enough about going back over there for Dee to have ent ered the girls in Collegiate School next year. She looks stunning as usual, and I hope we can all see something of them while they are here. W e wish to extend our sincere sympathy to Dee and all of her family on the death of her beloved father, Dr. J. W. Lowe. Katherin e Bell has been having a tough tim e with a recurrence of that back trouble she had in school. Here 's hoping she will soon be up and well enough to enjoy the summ er. Sincerely, GRACE ROWLA ND WELLS.

1931News is scarce this issue and you all seem to be keeping your achieveme nt s pretty much to yourselves. The big news is that we have another boy added to our list. Phyllis John son Pope has a son, born May 13. This is her third boy. You might be interested in a few statis tics on this score. Jn ou r class of 31, we have 31 married. There are 38 children, 19 boys and 19 girls. Wonder who wil I break the ti e' Mildred Bingham, who is sti ll at Mars Hill College, has been receiving recognition for her work in various ways. She was elected to D elta Kappa Gamma in November, 1946. She has served as chairman of the Junior College Divi sion of the Southern Business Education Association for 1947-1948, and she is a member of the Administrator's Committee of the United Business Education Associatio n for North Carolina. Di dn't you like the pamphlet sent out this spring from the Alumnae Office? Th e pictures show what great changes are being made at Westhampton. And did you notice the proposed plans for the swimm ing pool? Seventeen of us have sent in checks to the Alumnae Fund to make this possible. H ow about the rest of us?


Alice Sallee, since last September, has been working as Librarian at the D emonstration School, George Peabody College for teachers, in Nashville, Tennessee. During two quarters of the year she teaches a course in their Library School. Her new address is: Apt. 3, 1103 - 17th Avenue, S., Nashville.

1933Phoebe Thiermann has a littl e girl, Lelia Francis, born May 11. Her son, Anton, is now six years old. Phoebe and her husband have bought a new hom e in Bon Air, Virginia. Marjori e Canada O'Riordan came up from At lanta for a visit recently. She has been pr eside nt of Atl ant a Alumnae Club, and repre sented it at the annual alumnae meeting at college on Jun e 5.

1937Conway Moncure Collins and her hu sband, Emory Collin s, announce the birth of a son, Emory Summerfield Collins, III, on April 18, 1948.

1938On Jun e 5th we celebrated our tenth reunion with an inform al tea at the home of Miss Pa uli ne Turnbull, our class sponsor. The nineteen of us who were pre sent really enjoyed seeing one another again, and I'm sure a good time was had by all. Honor s go to Emily Parker Kendig for planning th e occasion , whi le Kaki Leake and Ann e Walker managed the refreshments. It was nice seeing Mi ss Turnbull again, as well as Mi ss Keller, who made a brief appearance "i n between teas," as she put it. Main attraction of the afternoon was the scrapbook prepared by D oug las Gee Baldwin for the reunion. We were eager to see snapshots of all those babies we've been reading about for the last few years.

W e missed every one of you who couldn't make it, and are look ing forward to seeing you next time. Our baby cup winner, Barbara Ross ( daughter of Martha Ellis Ross) was eight years old on April 26. Barbara is stu dying expression this year, and Marth a tells us that she has presented three programs for women's clubs in Richmond besides the regular recitals of the workshop. W e' re quit e proud of Sweet Carpenter. She has been named Th e Norfolk Junior Woman's Club 's choice for outstanding juni or clubwoman of the year. Sweet recently received the State poetry prize in the Virgini a Federation of Women's Clubs contest for the second time, and she has been awarded many other prizes in poetry and in art. Actually, though, we aren't too surpri sed, as her ability and talents have been known to many of us all through school. Alice Lacy Chalkley ha s a seven-year-old daughter, Anne Bruce. They live at Fort Oglethorpe, Georgia, and Alice came all that distance to atte nd our reunion. Mildred Lewis Masengill has a new son, Robert Brinkley Masengill, Jr. , born May 20, 1948. Also a son, George Edward, was born to Na ncy Orthey Rowan on April 7. His mother says that big sister Na ncy, four years old , is very proud of her littl e brother. D ot Cavenaugh Strotmeyer has a two-month-old son, Stephen. H er other son is now five years old. Jean Bobbitt Grubbs has two boys, one three and the other six months old. Jean had phlebitis after the birth of her second child and plans to spend the summer recuperating in North Carolina. Nancy Ellen is the thirteen-month-old daughter of Alice Cooke Molleson. Emily Cudd Creal's daughter Carolyn is ten months old.Th ey live in Hodgenville, Ky. Elizabeth Darracott Wheeler has two children-"Chuck," age five, and Anne, age two. Barbara D eJa rnette Bagwell 's two boys are now six and two and a half. Virginia Ellis Hladycz has two girls, Virgini a Ann and Jane Claire. Johanna Fisher Baldwin has three childrenBarbara, June and William. Her address is Route 3, Box 224, Rockville, Maryland. Esther Webber Green also has three children-Bonnie, Richard and Nancy. They live in Miami, Florida. Minna Williams Torrance has a nine-month-old daughter, Ray. Her address is 52 Fairfield Street, Needham 92, Mass. Martha Ware Wolfer has a year-old son, Stephen. Helene Miller Morrell has a daughter two years old. Ad ele Maxie Riddick has a one-year-old daughter and is living at Buckroe Beach for the summer. Her add ress is Apt. 7, Hall Apartments. Alli e Martin Holbleib's son is now four years old. They live in Ashland, Virginia. Edna Loving Young has a girl five years old and a little boy of one year. Lula Goode Winfree 's daughter, Susan Ryland, is almo st two years old . I think this brings us up to date on most of the second generat ion of our class. We don 't seem to be doing badly in that respect. Julia Gunter Davidson has done a grand job

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as class secretary, and I know you' ll be sorry to hear that she is resigning on account of moving so far away from Richmond. I hope you will cooperate with the four of us who are planning to collect the class news in the future. One of us will contact ea<:h of you sometime soon, and let you know to whom to send your bits of information. For your convenience I'm listing the names and addresses of the contact committee: Catherine (Kaki) Leake, 408 North Meadow Street ; Mrs. Charles Cosby (Jo Mallory), 2236 Monument Avenue; Mrs. James Baldwin (Douglas Gee), 6222 Jeffrey Road, and Mrs. Richard Nolting (Peggy Lockwood), Route 8, Box 658, Jahnke Road. All of us live in Richmond. PEGGY LOCKWOOD


1940Dear Forties, .All the news I know this issue seems to be events that haven 't taken place yet, so I can't tell you about them. It was disappointing to see so few of you at May Day-just Doris Hargrove, Janet Gresham Manson, Mildred Gustafson Donohue, Dell Williams Smith , and Elsie Mattingly Dickenson. The Richmond Alumnae Club had a booth where cookies, cake and candy were sold. Five people from our class were asked to contribute some food. Thanks, Emma Lou, Dell, Elsie, Mildred, Harriett and lu<:y for your cooperation . Several of our girls are moving . Mildred and Jimmy Donohue are moving back to Westham Parkway from Coventry Road where they have been settled for the past few months. They plan to buy or build by fall. Harriett Yeamans Mercer and I . J. are leaving for Memphis, Tennessee, on June 5th. I. J. plans to enter the Southern College of Optometry there where he will study for the next two years or so. Harriett has a job at the Kennedy Veterans Administration Hospital there. Good luck and success to you both. Did you know Jane Frances Davenport Reid and Emmet have moved back to Richmond ? The address is 1121 Floyd Avenue, and they have done a beautiful job of remodeling the house . There was a nice write-up with pictures in the Richmond Sunday paper and it was included in the tour of old houses "made new" conducted by the Richmond Branch of the A.A.U.W . I saw Jane Frances downtown recently and she invited us all to

see her place. She also told me she has a son over two years old. Florence Parker Quin writes me that she, Jimmy and Peg will be in Richmond the last two weeks in June. They will stay with Mrs. Parker on Grove Avenue. I do hope to see them. Maude tells me that Ethel O 'Brien Harrington's husband, John, is receiving his Ph.D . in geology from Duke University in June. Congratulations. Inasmuch as this is my last newsletter I'd like to thank those who have helped me contact you girls. Your aid has been invaluable-Doris, Janet , Charlotte Ann, Mildred and Florence. I wish I could tell you who will replace me, but I don't know as there do not seem to be any volunteers . Emma Lou has promised to help out if everyone else refuses . Your past secretary, MARGARET


P. S.-If any of you have news items during the summer, just send them to me and I'll see they get to the proper person.

1941Dear '4l's, First , correspondence-consisting of two letters, one post card, and three birth announcements. A letter from Ann Courtney telling news of her two. "Bobby loves his 'baby sifter ' and has already started asking where his baby brother is I He was expecting one of each, I believe . He's a little embarrassed by Edith 's Jack of teeth and inability to walk and talk as he keeps explaining to folks , 'I think she'll be all right when she gets bigger.' " A letter and an announcement from Connie and Ed Luttrell. They have a son, Mark Edwyn Luttrell, born February 10. Connie writes: "We are very proud of him , needless to say, but we had quite a struggle with him at first, but he is doing fine now. We have moved to Emporia. Here Ed is pastor of Main Street Baptist Church . We are delighted with the town as the people have been_ so friendly and lovely to us. We have a beautiful big house with plenty of room for company. This is an invitation to you and fellow Westhamptonites !" Connie hoped to have visits from Louise Morrissey, Frances Wiley and Kay Leviston Krug . A postal from "Purcie" who wrote of her p lans to be in Richmond in May. More about her a little later. She gave us Juliet loving Whitlatch 's address 270 Colonial Avenue, Union, New Jersey. Purc/e, Jack, and Ves recently had a visit with

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Julie and Carlton who have a new rectory. Now for birth announcements: Martha Lillian Beam de Vos and Fran have a son, Peter Francis de Vos, born March 21. Martha Lillian and Fran are living at Y-1 Federal Circle, Amherst, Mass . Dr. and Mrs. Leonard David Policoff (Naomi lewis Policoff) have a son to add to their family. He is Stephen Phillip Policoff, born April 27, 1948, according to his attractive engraved announcement. Naomi, Leonard, Susan, and Stephen live at 4201 Grove Avenue. Betty Tabb Slipek arrived in December. Her parents, It's Hodlen and Ed, are proud of a beautiful daughter. Ed and It's are still in Charlotte~ville where Ed is finishing his studies at Virginia . Candace Hughes Catron arrived December 15. She is the daughter of Dr. and Mrs. Stuart Catron of 811 East 45th Street, Richmond. Frazier and Stuart will move to Marion, Virginia this summer. At May Day at Westhampton were the Spindlers, Purcie, Jack, and Ves; the Dickinsons, Jean, Julia Ann, and Dickie; the Driscoll's, Helen, Bobby, and Jack; Ada land; and the Whittet's , Mac, Toni, Connie, and Robert. (Hope I didn 't miss anyone 1) Thank. to Purcie and Helen for making candy which the Alumnae Association sold at a candy booth. Purcie 's big boy weighs 27 lbs. at a year. Quite a husky! Ada land told me that she is sti ll teaching at Highland Springs and commutes from her home at 1502 Peachtree Boulevard, Richmond. lib Henry Belcher, Ray, and Betsy are living with Mr. and Mrs. Henry on a large rnuntry estate near Hopewell. Sounds wonderful, lib. Rue and String (Thornton Stringfellows) were in Charlottesville for a wedding and had dinner with It's and Ed Slipek. Dot Harshbarger was in Richmond in April. She visited Mary Bass. Jeanne Wilkins Watson and Paul have painted their home white with blue shutters, front door, and back door. Jeanne says it is easy to find them now. Paul is coaching track at Glen Allen this spring. Helen Driscoll had Liz Cardwell Brown and her son, Tommy, to dinner in April. Liz is living in Marion. I see Mary Buxton Smith occasionally at the Woman 's Club. Mary will continue teaching music at St. Catherine's next year. Margaret Forrer Wren and Woody may be back in Richmond to live soon. For the summer they will be at Saluda. Teeny Evans, Hardin, and "Hig" were in town this spring. "'Hig " is walking now. Henrietta Sadler Ellwanger and Al have moved to 111 South Colonial Avenue. Kitty Crawford was in town for two weeks. She is working hard on her new book . She mentioned to Louise Morrissey that she and Carolyn Gary Hugo had visited recently, and that Vicki Hugo is an attractive child. Helen Martin Laughon, Tommy , and Nell were in town this spring from Norfo lk. As for the Whittets, we are in the middle of planting a vegetable garden. Our flower seeds are already in and it remains to be seen which grow. Connie was a flower girl in a cousin 's wedding in March and she looked and "did" to everyone's approval. Robert is fine-still a beanpole for ten months ( 31 ½ inches) and he is as good as can be. Incidentally, Phyllis Cogbill Brown is doing YWCA work as the newly appointed Director of Young Homemakers ' Department. And just in time for this bulletin has come a letter from Cecile Gaddis Smith . She wrote a newsy letter with several items of special interest. "I finished my thesis and passed my oral examination, and so will receive my M.A. in Biology here at University of Virginia on June 14th. My subject was the effect of Vitamin B, on plant tissue culture in vitre." Congratulations from all of us, Cecile. She continues: "Cecil is go ing out to the Univers ity of California to finish his studies for a doctor's degree in Agricultural Economics For a while I intend to be a housewife and practice chemistry in the kitchen." A P.S. on Cecile's letter said that Cecil will go

to Turkey for six weeks on an aircraft carrier, and that she will go to Mt. Lake Biological Station for that time. Thank you, too, Cecile, for a contribution to the Alumnae Fund. By the time you read this, our class will have ·had an experimenta l project. With Mary Bass as publicity head and Jean Dickinson on prizes and Louise Morrissey on tickets and "yours sincerely" ,on refreshments, the first bridge party by Class ,of '4 1 will be held May 28 ( 8 to 11) at Curles Neck Dairy. Prizes are being given by various people including a number of town girls (we hope) and our only expense will be peanuts and mints to serve our guests. Will let you know how we make out in a lat er issue. We hope to give $10.00 to the Swimming Pool Fund as a class _gift, and have enough to put into bank for reunion expenses in 1951. Letter writing that year will be a heavy item, and of course, if you all like the idea, we might have more parties, raise more money and really build up an account that will give us a tea, a dinner, a luncheon, or what have you in June 1951! Write me your ideas! Sincerely, ANTOINETTE WHITTET, 600 Somerset Avenue, Richmond, Virginia.

1942Dear '4 2's: First, let me tell you what we classmates here in Richmond have been doing. We have knitted an afghan to be auctioned at Homecoming in June, and have made a beautiful bit of handwork. Altogether there are over twenty of us. Each girl was asked to make four squares, and these were sewn together in a grand patchwork pattern with a lovely crocheted edging. I think that Sally and Jayne, together with Lucy and Ada, worked hardest on the project. It was certainly worthwhile and fun. I saw Bernice Hargrove Wood, who was a freshman with us, at the sewing session. She has a little girl, aged four. I also understand Ann Robey, now Mrs. C. G . Gaulding, Jr., has a child. I also have four new babies to report: Rosellen (Hoffman) and Guy are proud parents of Gilbert Guy Via, III, born May 2. Sally's little ( 5-16. - I 5-oz.) girl, Kathleen Sandra Seavers, was born May 11. She' ll be a grand sister to 15-month-old Robbie. And a nice letter came from Virginia Parker Dozier, whose second son, John Parker Dozier,

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was born March 20. She writes: "I am temporarily in Emporia with my parents wh ile husband Hoyt cruises arou nd the Mediterranean. He is a Navy flyer aboard the carrier Philippin e Sea. When he returns in May (I hope) we 'll go back to Westerly, R. I., where he will be stationed for another year. Do you know of any other Westhamptonites located in that part of the country? " Do you? Louise Hall Moser, bless her heart, wrote me news of herself and list of girls she contacts for me while almost sti ll in the hospital after adding Robin Louise to her nice family. And that, girls, is all I have to report this time. I'm sorry, but news just didn ' t come in. I'm sure that next time I will have more baby news, vacation news, and plain newsy news to report. Please help me, as so many of you are doing, by dropping me a post card or not e or telephone call about yourse lves. Really sincere, "NooNY, " Mrs. W. A. Rothenberg, 3014 Stuart Avenue, Richmond 21, Virginia. 5-8362.

1943Dear Class of '43, By the time you read this our re.union will be over and we will have scattered again. It's going to be grand seeing so many of you on<:e more, and I know we're going to have a good time. Wish I could give news of that week end to all of you who can 't come, but I've a deadline to meet 1 Puff Poteat was in town this spring looking mighty pert and chipper for a mother of two . She and Dick are back in New Hampshire for the summer. . . . Shell and George have summer plans that include working in a boys' camp near Ann Chambliss and Sonny have moved here. . to Nashville, Tenn., where Sonny is working on a city paper. They haven't found a place to live yet so Ann and Kim are in Virginia. . . . June Hargrove, too, is still waiting in Richmond for Bob to find an apartment in Elgin, Ill. . . . Hedy Herrink is planning to be back for the reunion. So is Fran Beazley-each with her offspring. Under the extracurricu lar heading comes Reba Booker who found time to take voice lessons this . . Jo year in spite of son Charlie 's demands. Smith writes that she and Al keep looking for better living quarters in Greensboro, N. C., but so far haven ' t been very lucky. She's still busy working and keeping house. In response to an inquiry of mine, Anne Lilly Fisher writes: "As for that mystery daughter of mine, the only mystery is how you haven't heard all about her! She was born last May 11th and named Anne Elizabeth. At this point she is just making beginning to try to walk and talk-and rather poor progress with both. As far as she's concerned the safest transportation is on all fours, and her vocabulary consists chiefly of squeaks and sputters." I certainly am sorry it was so long before I knew about Miss Fisher. If any other of you gals are hiding offsprings whose arriva l hasn 't been announced in one of my letters, please let us know. There isn't much news among the Richmond girls this time. We are all busy with reunion plans and met at m y house a few week ago to get things lined up. Elizabeth Webb has moved to Petersburg with her parents though she's still teaching here. We' re sorry to lose her. Shirley Huxter recently wrote from New York where she and Blake were having a short vacation . Blake was speechmaking and then they planned to take in the sights. . . . Evelyn Flax, too, was also a recent N. Y. visitor, but whether with or without family, I don ' t know . . . . Ann Oakes has been viewing celebrities at the apple blossom festival and, I judge, taking pictures of them. She said Bing (Crosby) " looked just like he always Hat 1" with toupee-and does-complete Jeanice Johnson and Bill took young Billy up to the U. of Va. to get his M.A. (Bill, not Billy) this spring semester. Jeanice has had a bad session w ith phlebitis, but is ab le to get about some now. Billy is the proud owner of a tooth.

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Pam Carpenter has been globe-trotting with Noel. They flew to L. A. to be with George for a few months , but were called back to Georgia by the death of George 's father. Pam will stay in Georgia for a time and then return to Norfolk while Georg e goes to the Orient for th e summer. Of Noel, Pam writes, "She is a littl e coquette of 15 pounds at 3 months, reddish-brown hair, and blue eyes." I've told Bobby and he's already got his eye on her! More baby news from Bee Lewis. Davey is a heavyweight, also, for he weighs over 18½ lbs. Our Bobby is a bit behind those two in weight for he's hitting a little over 16 lbs. at five months. He bets they didn 't have two teeth at 4 month s 2 weeks though! Seems most of my chatter has been about babies. You can certainly tell what my mind is on these days. So, I come to the end of my list, news exhausted. Next fall you'll be having a secretary with a new line for gathering gossip and alumn ae contributions. (To date 38 of our 48 have contributed.) Let me put in a plea in her behalf. Do keep her posted on your address changes, weddings, and babies so she can keep our file up to date. It 's really been fun corresponding with all of you at various times and please remember that any time any of you are in Richmond , I'd love to have you pick up a phone book and give me a call. A happy summer to you all. Love, " PEPPER."

1944Dear '44's, First of all I want to apologize for not having a letter for you in the Spring issue of the BULLETIN, but the middle of March (when the letter was due) found me with a more-than-usual hectic rush, plus an annoying case of conjunctivitis to make things really rough. I was trying to cram all the sight-seeing I hadn't done into the month of March , and I was also working overtime ( when my eyes permitted) to get things caught up at the office before my return to Richmond the first of April. I'm here to stay now and it 's awfully good to be back. Incidentally, we have a still newer address. This one we hope to keep awhile; 4230 Old Brook Road, Apt. 1, Richmond 22. Congratulations to Evermond and Clay_ton Daniel on the arr ival of their daughter, Cornelia Lindsay , January 8th. Evermond, that playbill announcement was precious and will make a wonderful addition to our scrapbook.

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And by the way, all of you please send in pictures of your babies, husbands, vacation trips, also announcements, clippings, etc., for the scrapbook. Since our reunion is next year-amazing, isn't itwe'll want to have it up to date. I understand that Heppy and Pierce have a son, also Pierce, who arrived this spring; and a daughter for Mimi and Tom Ryland. How about a verification from you doting parents to keep our statistics straight? Meta Hill Ryland has a son, Bruce McClellan Ryland, born February 1, 1948. She and her husband are living in Blacksburg. Thanks to Barbara Grey for the news that Nancy Lubasch was married June 22, 1947, to Isadore Markowitz . Sorry to be a year late with best wishes, Nancy, but you should keep us informed. Barbara reports they were lucky enough to get a new apartment just outside Newark at Union, New Jersey. Barbara's own news is that she is engaged to Dave Clayton of Bethlehem, Pa., with the wedding set for September 11th, at Bethlehem. Barbara has thoroughly enjoyed her job as service representative of the telephone company ( since she left War Assets last May). She finds meeting the public fascinating-for instance, the lady who came in for several yards of telephone wire-seems she used it for hair curlers. Our June bride of this year is Gloria Tyler, who married Dr. William Clayton Robertson, Jr., on the 12th. She made a lovely bride. They will live in Baltimore. Natalie Lum looked grand when I saw her not long ago. Congratulations to '44's M.D. ! Natalie graduated this June, and will interne at M.C.V. Hear through the grapevine (why don't you write?) that Kay Naley is going to California . That sounds wonderful (I've been wanting to go to the West Coast for ages). Fran and Bob Wolf are stationed in California now, so there 's the nucleus for a W .C. Alumnae Club in California . I saw Dot Ihnken before I left New York. She was looking awfully smart, which, she told me, is now part of her job . She had to give up her position with credit investigations because it was too great a strain on her eyes, and is now a receptionist at Griffith pianos. She seems to enjoy it a lot, and it's very becoming . Macky Mackenzie (guess we'll have to share her, Nancy Grey) is in Richmond this month. Mac graduated this June from Columbia Law School,












and starts August 1st with a firm in Louisville, Kentucky. 'Ti! next time, Love, BILLY JANE.

1945.Dear Class of '45, We have a lot of weddings to report this time . Annette Patterson was married May 15th to Frank J. Hemby, Jr. The wedding took place in Richmond, and they will live in Maury, N . C., where Annette has been teaching since she graduated. Audrey Grubin was married May 7th in St. Albans, New York, to Lester Fixell. She hasn't sent me her new address yet. Betty Clement became Mrs. Edwin G. Adair, Jr., on the 12th of June at the Culpeper Baptist Church. They will live in Charlottesville, where Eddie is finishing medical school. Libby Kibler was married to Fred Keihn in Luray on June 19. Eulalia and I were bridesmaids. Libby and Fred are living in Pennsylvania. Jackie Batten Culpeper has a new son, born April 26, in Smithfield. His name is Wayne Franklin Culpeper. May Day was beautiful this year, even from the weather standpoint, which is something unusual these last few years . We had a wonderful time at our luncheon. It's too bad more of you couldn't have come. However, we had about twenty peop le, and we had the best time hashing over old times. Bitsy writes that between exams and her physics thesis, she's kept pretty busy. She will get her degree from Mount Holyoke College in June, but she hasn't decided just what she wants to do after she finishes. Lottie Blanton sent us a very interesting letter from Copenhagen, where . she is doing physical therapy work in one of the hospitals. She tells a lot about the parties she has been to, about the food there and about the local customs. If any of you would like to have copies, just drop me a card, and I'll be glad to send you one. Marianne Waddill Jones is now living at 1317 West McDowell Road, in Phoenix . She writes that she and Ann Latane will be home some time in June, so they can escape as much of the Arizona heat as possible. Ann Leland and Deidre also plan to be in Virginia for awhile this summer. And Ruth Maris has returned from working in Texas. She must find things awfully dull around here after being down there, but we're glad to have her back. Liz Parker Cone writes that she and Howard are going to move to Robersonville, N. C., as soon as they can find a place to live. Howard works fo{ the Fields Tobacco Company there. Jean Motter is now living in Summerville, S. C., with her parents. She says she will probably be going back overseas with the Red Cross before too long, so we should have some interesting news from her soon. Carrie Trader Drinkard writes that little Danny is quite the big boy now, talking all the time . Danny, Sr., is running a bakery, and Carrie thinks they'll all be as fat as pigs before long. It was wonderful to have so many of you write to me this time. Please keep it up. But there are still some of you who haven't written to me for ages, and there are even a few of you I haven't heard from at all since we graduated . Drop me a card every now and then just to let me know what you're doing. And please keep me informed about your changes of address. It's awfully hard to keep up with you all if you don't. Of course, if you moved as much as I do, it would be a full-time job just keeping all your friends posted on your address. What I'm leading up to is-I've moved again! I promise you that I always pay my rent faithfully, but four of us have found a wonderful apartment, so we are busy keeping house. My address is 917 W. Frank lin Street, Apt. 7, so write to me sometime, and come to see me when you 're in Richmond . My telephone number is 84-0479. Love, NANCY GREY.

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1946Dear Class of '46: By the time everybody gets this copy of the BULLETIN we wi ll have had our first reunion and I hope that everybody will have been there and will know all this already. Spring fever must have attacked the larger portion of our class 'cause the mailman hasn 't been struggling as he came up the steps. Anyhow, here goes . . . Jeanne Sasser wrote the other day that she will not be able to attend the reunion-Dr.'s orders. She was attending some dances at Auburn in the middle of March and was taken ill. They brought her back to the hospital and she got along O.K., but was just starting back to work May 1st. She says she can't even go up for Gale's wedding as he has ordered her to be careful for some time. Gale is to be married at the Presbyterian Church down at Mattituck, Long Island, where the Abbotts have their summer cottage and then the reception will be in the garden . Doesn't that sound pretty? Jeanne said that Irene Taylor is still teaching in Sandy Ridge, N. C., but should leave there in three or four weeks, and may go to Martinsville (her home), or start in at Chapel Hill for summer school. While on the subject of Chapel Hill, Mary Frances wrote that they had finally found an apartment where · they wanted to be and now hope to be more permanently settled. She relayed the information that Barbara Richie is being married to David Branch June 26th. He's going to Med school in the fall. Barbara's having only one attendent--Yeamans. Ding and Ralph are supposed to be coming down for the wedding and Bethel said that she and Buddy hoped to be there also. · Cora Lynn was in Richmond May 5-7 for the Virginia Council of Social Work and while there had lunch with Lola Carter Goodell. Lola had been working at the Med College for a while but is not working at the present. Nooky wrote that she had some bad fortune not long ago . On the night of March 23 she was in a rather bad accident. There were three other people in the car and they all came out of it without serious injury. Nooky herself had no broken bones but had quite a black eye, a swollen and bruised face and a banged-up ankle. She didn't teach any more until after Easter. Marion L. Kinzey wrote that she had gone out

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to W .C. for May Day and saw several of the gals in our class-Ann Ware, Bev Ryland, Helen Mumper Dunnavant, Peggy Bowdler, Connie Reid, Jeanne Yeamans, Barbara Richie, and Lelia Phillips. Sounds as though we were well represented. She saw Jean White and Mary Lou downtown shopping. Jean , no doubt, was trousseau shopping for she's to be married June 19th. She and Andy are not going to live in Dahlgren as they had thought but instead will be in Silver Spring, Maryland. Andy accepted another position and they already have their apartment. Libby Thompson was married May 14th to Edward Schmidt, Jr. at the Grace Covenant Church in Richmond. Helen, Marion and Connie were bridesmaids. Libby and Edward are building a home in Stratford Hills and Libby in addition to trousseau shopping has been busy buying furniture and selecting wallpaper. Our baby cup girl, Barbara Ann Dunnavant, wi ll soon be a young lady one year old. Better enro ll her now in Westhampton, Mumper, and be sure she gets a room in the new dorm. Jeanne Pebworth has changed positions and is now a lab technician at the Marine Hospital here and simply adores her work-a five-day weekalmost as privileged as a school teacher. She and I went up to Arlington to visit Joyce. We had a good old talkfest and even had a chance to meet Lois Bradley Baker and Alice May Prigg for lunch. Lois and Arlie are living with the Bradleys and while he goes to the U. of Md. she is working in a library. Alice May is also to join the ranks of June brides. Joyce herself is fine and has some wonderful "schoolteacher tales" to relate. Faye Clark Randle wrote that Jack hopes to transfer to Tulane from the U. of Kansas and enter Med school there this summet. I have been helping with the Senior Y Teen Club and that has been loads of fun. Every now and then I slip away for the week end. I went to V .P.I . for Spring Formals but didn't see many 46 -ers around. A lot of girls got on the train at Petersburg from W.C., and I felt right at home. Have a wonderful time this summer and in your leisure time drop me a card, won't you? Best love, ALTA.

No Peace For China C. K. Kung, '29, writes from his law office in Canton that the Chinese have shed more blood during the past two years than they did in the eight years of Sino-Japanese hostilities. Being a partisan of neither camp, Mr. Kung explains that the Chinese people can hardly tell which is the lesser evil, Chinese Communism or the Kuomintang who are fighting to save China from Communism : During the last war Mr. Kung met nearly aU of the Chinese alumni of the University of Richmond at various places throughout China, he says in his letter addressed jointly to Chancellor Boatwright, Dr. Ryland, and Dr. Mitchell. They lived mostly in the midst of malaria, typhus, cholera and other recurrent plagues, and despite the fact these were more deadly than the Japanese enemy or the Chinese bandits, they managed to come through unharmed. "We can brag of nothing," said Mr. Kung, "more than our mere survival ! We have accomplished nothing." In expressing a desire to come to the United States again Mr. Kung wrote that but for "the many Chinese and American restrictions on emigration and immigration I should like to come to my old teachers again for a new measure of inspiration so that I might yet gather strength to seek and find light for this dark land of China."

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Atlanta Club President: Matilda Tisinger, 952 North Highland Ave., N.E., Atlanta, Georgia. The Atlanta Club sent a number of valuable articles to Westhampton to be sold at the auction for the benefit of the Swimming Pool Fund. Marjorie Canada O'Riordan represented the club at Homecoming at Westhampton on June 5, and gave a report from Atlanta at the annual business meeting.

home of Mrs. Waverly Payne on May 22. Miss Martha Stewart, the new director of dormitories at Westhampton, came down for the meeting, and entertained us with her comparison of English colleges and Westhampton. Plans were made for articles to be sent to Westhampton for the auction sale on June 5. Barbara Fuller Cox attended the annual meeting of the Alumnae Association at Westhampton on June 5, and gave a report from the Hampton-Newport News Club.

Eastern Shore Club President: Louise Figgs Nicolls. April 27th, almost exactly a year from the day we were organized, was a gala occasion for us, with Dean Roberts, Miss Lough and Leslie Booker as guests of honor. We were charmed with the new Dean, who introduced us in her easy, natural manner to the new buildings on the campus. Miss Lough we found just as lovable as ever, if not more so, and Leslie, at breakneck speed, but quite intelligibly and interestingly, covered the field of Alumnae activities-Commencement, Tea Room, flowers, picnic spot, Tower Room improvements, career conference, swimming pool fund, and local alumnae clubs. Jeanice Johnson Roberts felt that she had to resign, since she is living in Charlottesville now . Louise Figgs Nicolls was elected to succeed her as president. (Incidentally, Louise received her M.A. from Columbia University some months ago.) The Club voted to donate half of the treasury to the Alumnae Fund.

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New York Club President: Carlene Broach Wagner (Mrs. Robert W. Wagner), 85 Nassau Boulevard, Garden City, Long Island, New York. A very successful meeting of the New York Club was held in April in the A. A. U. W. Club rooms in New York City. The meeting had been planned by BillyJane Crosby before she left the city, and was carried through by Dorothy Ihnken, who called the group together and presided. Dean Roberts and Leslie Booker were· present, and brought news from the college and the alumnae. Carlene Broach Wagner was elected president. Other officers elected were Sally Davis, Sarajane Payne Arkedis, Dorothy Ihnken, . and Lauretta Taylor Sullivan.

Richmond Club President: Joseph\ne Mallory Cosby (Mrs .. Charles C.), 2236 Monument Ave. ,. Richmond, Va. ANNUAL REPORT June 1947-June 1948 The Richmond Chapter of the Westhampton College Alumnae Association held three general meetings during the year: on November the 8th, March 15, and May the 8th. In addition to these general meetings, there was held an executive meeting, a tea for the girls entering Westhampton College, . a family Christmas party, and a fashion show · for the benefit of the swimming pool fund . This year's activities started with a tea on September the 11th at the home of Mrs. Carl Meador at which time girls from the city of Richmond who were entering Westhampton College were entertained. This is. to become an annual affair. At the first executive meeting on November the 20th, it was agreed to continue the traditional Christmas party, to ask Miller and Rhoads to present another fashion show in the spring of the year, to have an art lecture · by Miss Pauline Turnbull, and to appoint Dell Williams Smith as contact chairman to • establish a phoning committee whose pur-

pose would be to follow up all notices of meetings. The first luncheon meeting was held on November the 8th at Franklin Terrace Tea Room, at which time Mrs. Theodore F. Adams spoke on her recent European tour. At this meeting Jayne Massie was voted the new corresponding secretary to fill the vacancy created by the resignation of Ann Stansbury who moved from the city. Each year the number of people attending the family Christmas party increases. There were 160 people present at the last party on December the 14th. A delightful puppet show was presented by Mrs. Kenneth Bass, Mrs. Fred Jurgens, and Mrs. Sadye Williams. Stories were told by Mrs. Louise Kirby, the Storybook Lady, and carols were Jed by Miss Hannah Coker and Miss Marylou Massie. An enjoyable afternoon was ended with refreshments for all, served in the tea room. Nature stepped in with a whirling snowstorm causing the postponement of Miss Turnbull's lecture on Art from January the 27th to March the 15th. She spoke on "Animals in Art Covering a Period of 3,000 Years" and illustrated the lecture with beautiful colored slides. A refreshment r,eriod followed the lecture which was held at"Mayo Memorial House. Again Miller and Rhoads seemed delighted to present a late spring fashion show, which was sponsored for the benefit of the swimming pool fund. It was a great success, with 100 people present, enabling the Richmond Club to contribute $40.00 to the National Association for the pool fund. Our season ended with a business meeting at which time Miss Keller spoke on her recent trip to Mexico, Guatemala, and Yucatan. Miss Turnbull showed slides taken on this trip. It was a great treat to hear Miss Keller tell of her recent travels. At this meeting the slate of new officers was adopted. They are as follows: President, Jayne Massie, '42; Vice-President, Martha Ross, '38; Recording Secretary, Katherine Mumma, '46; Corresponding Secretary, Ruth Starke, '43; and Treasurer, Mary Butterworth, '29. I wish to express my appreciation '.o my Executive Committee, all of whom have been most helpful whenever called upon; to all the members of the Richmond Chapter who have responded so readily to whatever task has been requested of them; to Mr. Joseph Nettles who has worked with our publicity chairman to see that notices and pictures were in the city newspapers; and to Leslie Booker who has always been willing to ]end a helping hand. The outgoing officers wish for the Richmond Club great success in the future years and pledge their support to the Chapter. Respectfully submitted, JOSEPHINE



President, Richmond Club Westhampton College Alumnae Association.

Roanoke Club President: Reba Dudley Hash (Mrs. Abram Hash) . The Westhampton Alumnae Chapter in Roanoke was organized in October, 1947. Dr. Maude Woodfin and Mrs. R. E. Booker from Westhampton were present. Five Westhamptonites were present. Dr. Woodfin spoke briefly on the present status of the college. The Roanoke officers elected were: Mrs. Abram Hash (Reba Dudley), President Martha Meador, Vice-President Mrs. John P. Batkins, Secretary and Treasurer. In November, Reba Hash attended the Alumnae Workers' Conference at Westhampton. In January, 1948, we paused with reverence over the passing of Dr. Maude \'voodfin. Many sent to Mrs. Woodfin and Dr. Lough expressions of our deep love and grief in the great loss. In June ( 4), the University of Richmond Alumni Association had a Dinner Meetingall "Spiders and SpidereHes" were invited. The Roanoke Chapter of Westhampton Alumnae has not been an active one this year. We sincerely hope to do more next year. REBA



( Mrs. Abram Hash) .

Tidewater Club President: Margaret Oliver Saunders (Mrs. Horace Saunders), 8249 Simons Drive, Norfolk, Virginia. The busiest year on record for the Tidewater Club opened with a luncheon _meetmg on October 4th. At this time the girls now attending Westhampton were our guests along with last June's graduates who were welcomed as new members. In November we met on Saturday afternoon for a Game Party which gave us a chance to visit with each other. This was preceded by a short ~usiness session chiefly given over the d1scuss10n of the plans c~ ~he Ways and Means Committee for ra1s111g money for the Swimming Pool Fund. We had our largest and most inspirational meeting of the season in ~ebruary when :-7e had the privilege of havmg as our special guest Westhampton's new J?ean, Dr. M_arguerite Roberts, and of heanng her descnbe the progress being made on the campus, especially the exciting news of the new dormitory. As always we were happy to h~v_e Mrs. Booker with us to report on the act1v1ties of all the Alumnae groups. Cora Lynn Chaffee was elected Treasurer to succeed Mildred Masengill who had moved to Richmond. February 28 marked the peak of our year's activities when, after much hard w?rk by our Chairman, Helen Ballard, her assistant Violet Simpson, and other faithful me~bers, the club presented a C~ildren's Fashion Show and Card Party wh!Ch was very well received. As a result we are sending a check for $200.00 as our contnbutton to the Swimming Pool Fund. [ 30}

In the way of an innovation, om final meeting was held in Portsmouth. This was a luncheon at which we elected the following officers: Alta Ayers, Vice-President Jean Pebworth, Secretary . . . Our final meeting was a JOmt meetmg of all the University of Richmond Alumni on May 18.

Washington Club President: Esther Wendling Mueller (Mrs. Wm. A. J>1ueller), Box 3002, Parkfairfax Station; Alexandna, Va. The Washington Alumnae Club joined with the Richmond College alumni for a joint University of Richmond meetin~ on May 11. This took the form of a dmner meeting at the Highland Apartments and was well attended, with about seventy-five alumnae and alumni present. Special speakers from the University were Dr. Lough and Dr. Wiley. Congressmen J. Vaughan Gary ~nd Watkins Abbitt spoke briefly, and _Leslie Booker and Joe Nettles brought greetmgs. After the general meeting, the W esthampton alumnae had a brief business meetmg, at which they agreed to send the Alumnae Association $75.00, with which to purchase a bond for the Swimming Pool Fund. At this time, Esther Wendling Mueller wa_s elected president of the club for the commg year, and other officers chosen .




1882Conway Macon Knox, 85, president ?f

the Owens & Minor Drug Company 111 Richmond for nearly 29 years, diecf June 5 at his Richmond home after a long illness. He attended the schools of Miss Hallie Wise and Miss Mag Lee, as well as the Norwood University School, before entenng the UQiversity of Richmond. . He began his business career _with '.he Owens & Minor Drug Company, with which he was associated for 5 5 years. Ill health caused his retirement as president. A former communicant of St. Paul's Episcopal Church, Mr. Knox was also one of the founders of St. Stephen's Episcopal Ch~rch and that institution's oldest communicant. He was a member of the first vestry of St. Stephen's. Mr. Knox was also a director of the Richmond Chamber of Commerce and a member of the Country Club of Virginia.

1888The Rev. Francis (Frank) Randolph Holland, 81, for 33 years pastor of churches in Virginia and Maryland, died June 6 at his home in Salisbury, Md. A native of Goochland County, he lived in Richmond during the early part of his life. He was educated at Roanoke College and at the University of Richmond.



Stiff, 75, long active in business and civic affairs of Middlesex County, died February 20 at his home near Locklies. A civil engineer, Mr. Stiff was commissioner of revenue of Middlesex County for a number of years ; he was secretary of the county electoral board and a director of the Bank of Middlesex.

1902Robert E. Williams, 70, a former member of the House of Delegates of Virginia, died June 11, at a Richmond Hospital. Born at Pearisburg, he was educated in the schools of his native county and later studied Jaw at old Richmond College, where he was graduated. He began the practice of his profession in 1903, at Grundy. He was a former Commonwealth attorney for Buchanan County and also served as a member of the State Corporation Commission while the late Westmoreland Davis was Governor of Virgmia.

1904Dr. Eugene Hartwell Luck, 62, Roanoke physician for more than 30 years, died May 10 in Lewis-Gale Hospital. Born in Halifax County, he was educated at the University of Richmond and the Medical College of Virginia.

1909Basil M. Walthall, 62, a native of Richmond, died May 26 at his home in Jamaica, L. I., N. Y. He was educated at VPI and the University of Richmond . For some years, he was connected with the General Electric Company as sales manager for several states. More recently, he was associated with Manufacturers Trust Company in New York .

1911Giles Henry Vaden, III, 58, president of the Galveston Flour Mills at Gretna, prominent figure in the life of Pittsylvania County and a brother of State Senator Robert C. Vaden, died June 14, at his home in Gretna. Mr. Vaden was a former Mayor of Gretna, deacon and Sunday school superintendent of First Baptist Church, a Mason and a director of the Gretna bank. He had been president of the milling firm for 34 years. He attended the University of Richmond and was a graduate of the University of Virginia.

1918Dillwyn Pleasants Tyler, 52, director of the accounting division of the Reconstruction Finance Corporation, died June 18 at a Richmond hospital. He was a member of the Virginia Boat Club and of Post 38, American Legion. He was a deacon of the Second Baptist Church.

1923Wilmer W. Williams, 49, a saksman and accountant at Pinnell 's Inc., died May 30 at his Richmond home. He was educated in the public schools in Fredericksburg and at the University of Richmond. He was a

Robert Collins Astrop Death has claimed one of the most popular teachers in University of Richmond history , Robert Collins Astrop, retired professor of psychology, who died in a Richmond hospital June 24. From 1920 until ill health forced his retirement in 1946, Mr. Astrop served with distinction as a member of the faculty. He was an alumnus of Randolph-Macon College where he received his B.A . in 1912 and of the University of Virginia where he won his master 's degree. He did further graduate study at Columbia University. He was a member of the American Psychology Association, American Association on Mental Deficiency, Virginia Federation of Planned Parenthood, and the Virginia Association on Mental Hygiene.

former president of the Quarterback Club of the University of Richmond Alumn j. He was a member of the Sons of the American Revolution.

1931Walter Lee Harlow, Jr., 37, died May 21 in the office of his feed store in Richmond. He was a graduate of Richmond College and of the T. C. Williams School of Law. During World War II, he served four years in the Navy aboard the USS Tulsa and as liaison officer on HMS Arunta. When separated from the Navy he held the rank of lieutenant. He was a member of St. James Episcopal Church and the Commonwealth Club. Robert W. Dew, 38, a former Fredericksburg lawyer and recently connected with Prentiss Hall, Inc., of New York City, died May 12 in Tenafly, N. J. He attended the University of Richmond and was graduated in law from the University of Virginia, where he was a member of the Law Review.

Posthumous Commission For Frank Britton Aviation Cadet Frank H. Britton, II, '41, of Richmond, who was killed June 8, 1942, in the crash of an Army bomber, has been posthumously appointed a second lieutenant in the Air Corps Reserve. Major General Edward F. Witsell, Army Adjutant General , anno unced the appoint ment in a letter to Mrs. Mattie Gillock Britton, mother of Lieutenant Britton. The appointment is effective as of June 7, 1942. Lieutenant Britton was killed along with an instructor and two other aviation cadets when their twin-engined bomber crashed on a routine training flight near Columbus, Mississippi . All three cadets were to have been commissioned the following July 3. Lieutenant Britton enlisted in the Army as an aviation cadet November 7, 1941, and received primary flight training at Maxwell Field, Ala., and Avon Park, Florida. He was then transferred to the Army Flying School at Greenville, Mississippi , where he was in the top third of his cadet class. He was transferred to Columbus in April of 1942 . [ 31 }

The Adjutant General's Office declared that Lieutenant Britton was entitled to the American Defense Service Medal and the World War II Victory Medal.

John H. Russell Dr. John H. Russell , director of research for the State Department of Taxation and a former member of the economics faculty in the University of Richmond , died May 14, in Richmond . Prior to his service at Richmond he had taught at Allegheny College in western Pennsylvania , Whitman College at \Valla Walla, Wash ., and at his alma mater , Emory and Henry College.

"The Winnah and Still Champeen!" In a year during which the bulletins from the athletic front were consistently discouraging, old grads may be amazed to learn that our Spiders won one State championship-in debating. Under the tutelage of Lloyd F. Pierce , the Spider haranguers won the State Tau Kappa Alpha tournament. They took runner-up honors in the invitational tournament at the University of Virginia, and were ranked eighth among more than 100 teams which compete d in the National Tournament. Traveling more than 2,200 miles and engaging in 101 debates on the question "Resolved that World Government Should Be Established, " Richmond finished the season with a .692 average.

Hargroves Honored Rev. Dr. V. Carney Hargro ves, '22, pastor of the Second Baptist Church of Germantown, Philadelphia, has recently been elected president of the Philadelphia Council of Churches. Dr. Hargroves' wife, the former Narcis sa Daniels , Westhampton, '22, is a member of the Board of Directors of the Council, representing women's work. The Council, which has been in existence for three years, also has W. T. Vandever , '23, as one of the Directors . He is also a

THE GIRLS (With apologies to Oliver Wendell Holmes) Has any old woman got mixed with the girls? If there has, throw her out lest the truth she unfurls! Hang the Calendar 's tale and the Catalogue 's say! Old Time is a liar . We're twenty today !

A shipyard official is one of our gals With journalist, novelist, doctor, her pals . And the slide-rule expert that you see on your right Could give you statistics far into the night .

Yes twenty! Just twenty! Who dares call us old? She's crazy, we'll tell her in language that 's bold . Gray hair at twenty? Yes, is that a sin? Can we help it if our gray matter 's outside, not in?

Scores of housewives and mothers fill up our cast To keep us informed of what daughter said last . They play hard at cleaning and cooking; and mark : They hardly admit that the whole thing's a lark!

If wrinkles you notice, why, take off your "s pecs ." Who would want magnifiers held to their necks? .And as for our "s preads " you attribute to age, Why, learning is broadening, and we've turned many a page.

Yes, we're girls-always playing with tongue, pen, or broom , And can we remain so with cheeks all abloom? Will we never be women with their cares and their joys? Should we always be young and not outgrow the boys?

We've a game, we young girls, as many have heard, Of playing we're ladies; now don 't say a word. This girl is a lawyer , and that one 's a nurse . Then there's a professor; yes, what could be worse?

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member of the Executive Board of the Coun-cil in charge of the Department of Evangelism and inter-church activities.

Fraternity Lodges A 12-point program providing for the erection of lodges for the eleven social fraternities on the University of Richmond -campus has been adopted by the board of trustees and the new plan is now in operation. All lodges must have "equal facilities," -each must conform in architecture and in interior arrangement to a plan recently_ approved by the fraternities, and each must -contain no more than 1,925 square feet of floor space. The University will lend up to SO per cent ,of the cost of a lodg e, but the maximum loan will not exceed $7,500. Principal and interest will be curtai led over a 20-year -period. · Should the University change its policy toward fraternities and prohibit the use of lodges, the University agrees to buy the lodges at cost, less deprecia-tion at the rate -of 4 per cent a year. The University agrees to provide the land without cost to fraternities, to provide water .and sewer connections, and to construct all necessary roads and parking areas as the lodges are built. The fraternities will do all necessary grading and other preparation of the lots for ·building, will do necessary landscaping, and will keep the lodges in good repair. The lodges will be constructed on land adjacent to the Kappa Sigma and Phi Kappa :Sigma fraternity houses. Each lodge will be separated from its nearest neighbor by a distance of not less than SO feet and not more than 100 feet. Pending the erection of lodg es, the eight .fraternities which do not have houses will

of many alumnae

here 's to our girlhood , its sun and its rain! never, no, never, its label disdain. when we have finished our lifelong gay whirls, Father, take care of thy children, THE GIRLS! -ARAMINTA HARPER.

who heard Dean Roberts read it at the alumnae

be permitted to rent quarters in the dormitories with the understanding that the University will not be obligated to provide such dormitory space after 1952. A new policy further provides that the three fraternities which now own houses (Theta Chi, Kappa Sigma and Phi Kappa Sigma) must vacate these houses within three years following the completion of the fifth of the fraternity lodges.

Record Alumnae Day Attendance (Continued from page 13)

President George Modlin welcomed returning alumnae, and in paying tribute to Dr. Lough pointed out her great service to the University and the loss her retirement will entail. Dean Marguerite Roberts was presented to the group, and she delighted her audience with her greetings and remarks. Following Dean Roberts, Josephine Tucker made a beautiful and moving address on the attributes of the truly great teacher, so typified by Dr. Lough. Dr. Lough then made a stirring and inspiring challenge to the group, reminiscing upon her years at Westhampton, defining the qualities of the institution she made her life' s work, and charging her hearers to face their responsibilities as graduates, women, and citizens in a world of great uncertainty and crisis. Upon the conclusion of Dr.

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Lough's address Elizabeth Tompkins presented to her a gift from Westhampton alumnae. The program was concluded with the presentation, and WC alumnae returned to their homes, their jobs , and personal concerns with a sense of unity, challenge, and renewal. Homecoming for 1948 was over, but only as an actual event; as an experience it will remain in the hearts of Westhampton's graduates.

Alumni Elect Burnett Miller, Jr. (Continued from page 11)

who received their 11.B. Degrees in June; also, the recipient of a Certificate of Proficiency. We wish for them every success in their practice and trust that they will be interested members of our Association. Dean Muse and his faculty and staff at the law School have earned a "well done" for the excellent work they have done in training these young men under adverse co"nditions. The Law School faculty and staff should also be commended for the excellent job that has been done in locating those who have finished their courses this year. They have worked tirelessly with the Association's Committee on the Placement of Graduates with excellent results. The Law School's Annual Dinner has become an institution and those who have not attended have decidedly been the losers. We are looking forward to a great year for the Association. - R. E. BOOKER .

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